HAWKS REBOUND TO TOP HOST LEOPARDS OF LAFAYETTE COLL. 3-2
Sept. 8, 2007
EASTON, Pa. - One day after suffering a heartbreaking loss to the Knights of Fairleigh Dickinson University the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) rebounded to take a tough match against the host Leopards of Lafayette College 3-2.
With the win UMES improves to 3-3 on the year while the Leopards fall to 3-4. UMES was again led by Whitney Johnson who tallied 26 kills and eight digs while Caylin Woodward again played a strong supporting role with 14 kills and 12 digs. Holiday Eller stepped up in her second straight match to post 14 kills and 14 digs.
Junior setter Christina Estebane' had a match high 47 assists to go along with 11 digs and five kills. Leah Amundson and Woodward had 12 digs each while Adora Luster posted 3 blocks and three service aces.
As a team UMES hit .202 and posted seven team blocks. In comparison Lafayette hit .140 but matched team blocks with seven.
The Leopards were led by Katrina Racibarskas with 18 kills and 13 digs with Kayly Elmer posting 13 kills.
The Hawks took game one 30-28 but fell by the same score in game two. The Leopards then took game three 30-24 but UMES decisively took game four 30-19 before finishing of their opponents in game five 15-12.
Gave five was as close as the match was all along. With the Leopards leading 12-11 Woodward put down a ball for the kill on a set from Eller to knot it as 12. With Luster serving UMES got a point from a bad set by the Leopard's Megan Carter and an attack error by Racibarskas. One point away from victory Estebane' set Woodward who put the kill away for the win.
With some momentum UMES will face perennial power George Washington later today.