By John Bray

After posing comeback threats in both of their matches last week, Ladies volleyball ultimately lost both games 3-0.

The College of Wooster traveled to Gambier to face the Ladies on Wednesday. The first set saw momentum swing back and forth, but Wooster grabbed the lead, winning 25-23.  Wooster maintained control during the second set, winning 25-19. The third set was also precarious until Wooster went on a late run, taking the match 25-17. Though it was not enough for a victory, last week’s NCAC Player of the Week, Tierney McClure ’18, continued her strong play, ending with eight kills, one block, and one ace.

On Saturday the Ladies traveled in gloomy weather to Meadville, Penn. to take on Allegheny College. The Ladies got off to a slow start and the Gators took the first set, 25-9. In the second set, the Gators won 25-16. Another slow start plagued the Ladies during the third set, and the Gators won 25-16. Lauren Kerr ’18 and Hannah Shank ’15 were a nice one-two punch; Kerr ended with 10 kills, while Shank connected for 22 assists.   

“We are a young team,” Shank said. “A lot of freshmen have made huge impacts. We are still learning how best we play as a team and this weekend showed us areas that we need to continue working on.”

The team may be young, but the careers of the team’s three seniors — Shank, Kaitlyn Power ’15, and Amber Kraus ’15 — are coming to an end. Senior Day is this Saturday against rival Denison University, where the Ladies’ fans can show their thanks for the trio’s contributions to the team.

Bridget Murdoch ’17 provided an enthusiastic endorsement for the game: “All three of them are awesome players, and you get to cheer against Denison,” she said. “The crazier, the better.”


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