Diplomats Topple Washington

Diplomats Topple Washington

Chestertown, MD - Franklin & Marshall spoiled the home opener for Washington (Md.) winning three straight sets (31-29, 25-19, 25-19) in Centennial Conference (CC) volleyball action. F&M improved to 2-2 while Washington fell to 4-1.

In the opening set, Washington had five set point chances to win the first, but could not close out the set. With the Shorewomen leading 29-28, Sydney Seydel recorded a kill to level the set at 29-29.  F&M took the lead at 30-29 on a hitting error by the Shorewomen.

F&M put the match to rest in the third set as they went on a 19-8 run to take a 24-15 lead.  Sydney Seydel dominated the game with nine kills, two solo blocks, a block assist, and two digs. Teammate Caitlin Krutsick had 23 assists, three aces, and nine digs.

The Diplomats look to continue their success at the Rhodes Tournament against Birmingham Southern on September 10, 4:00 PM.

Franklin & Marshall def. Washington College 31-29,25-19,25-19

Franklin & Marshall (2-2, 1-0 CC) 
(Kills-aces-blocks) - Sydney Seydel 9-0-3; Jessica Poucel 7-2-1; Candice Tussing 4-3-0; Nicole Morano 4-0-1; Kerry Rom 3-0-0; Caitlin Krutsick 3-3-2; Mariah Eble 2-0-0; Heather Letzkus 1-0-0; Jian Lipowcan 1-0-1; Katy May 0-1-0; Lis Power 0-1-0; Totals 34-10-5.0. (Assists) - Caitlin Krutsick 23. (Dig leaders) - Caitlin Krutsick 9; Katy May 6
 Washington College (1-4, 0-1 CC) 
 (Kills-aces-blocks) - Jenny Lee 8-3-0; Lauren White 4-2-0; Alyssa Forget 4-0-1; Maria Whitman 4-0-3; Madeline Myers 4-0-2; Traci Daelemans 1-0-0; Megan Hudson 1-0-0; Julia Erbe 1-0-3; Rita Rivera 1-3-0; Totals 28-8-6.0. (Assists) - Lauren White 21. (Dig leaders) - Rita Rivera 11; Traci Daelemans 8