Washington College volleyball drops to Dickinson, eyes playoff push

By Dominic Rapposelli

Business and Distribution Manager

WC Volleyball dropped a match to the Dickinson Red Devils in three sets. The Shorewomen took quick leads in the first and third sets but were unable to stave off the Red Devils’ attack.

Junior Angelina Schaber led the team in kills with 10 in the contest as sophomore Giselle Kleinbussink added nine of her own. The team fell to 7-14 and 2-4 in conference play.

Going into the final stretch of the season, the Shorewomen currently sit at seventh in the conference which takes six teams to the playoffs. Winning out would help the team in a down to the wire playoff race.

“Because there’s tough competition all throughout our conference, eligibility for playoffs will probably come down to the line but we’re going to continue to give our all at every game,” junior Collette Franck said.

Two full weeks of contests remain for the Shorewomen with a crucial game against Swarthmore on Nov. 1. The Shorewomen will also take on Bryn Mawr and Muhlenberg, squads that the Shorewomen are currently ranked above.

Having tiebreakers over teams heading into the final stretch will prove beneficial as the competition gets more intense heading into the postseason.

“We’re an undeniably strong team and taking on teams that challenge us with high levels of competition will get us in the zone for the more formidable opponents,” sophomore Allison McKechnie said.

The team is feeling confident about having positive momentum going into the last group of games.

“Having two conference wins under our belt now just makes us want more and proves that we can perform at a high level against good teams. It sounds corny but we play best when we’re having fun so making jokes and hyping each other up really goes a long way – and we’re pretty good at both of those things,” said Franck.

The Shorewomen will host three of their last four games with the exception being an Oct. 28 matchup at Muhlenberg. The team returns home on Oct. 25 against Bryn Mawr at 7 p.m.

Photo courtesy of WC Athletics

Photo Caption: Senior outside hitter Angelina Schaber spikes a set at volleyball’s white out game.

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