LANCASTER, Pa.—Franklin & Marshall began defense of its Centennial Conference crown with a 3-0 victory over McDaniel at Mayser Center Wednesday night. The Diplomats took the opening set 25-7, the second set 25-12, and the third set 25-16.
The Diplomats (3-7, 1-0 CC), received contributions from nearly the entire roster. Elise Gilchrist notched four aces, out of 16 on the night for F&M. Gilchrist also added three digs and three blocks. Ellana Benabou turned in a solid performance, recording three kills, and adding four blocks. Meghan Hubert tallied 19 of the Diplomats' 28 assists in the match.
Franklin & Marshall will return to action on Saturday, when the Diplomats head to Ursinus for a CC tilt. The match begins at 11 a.m.
F&M def. MCD 25-7,25-12,25-16
MCD (0-10, 0-2 CC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Hannah Krobock 3-0-0; Sarah Marshall 2-1-0; Melissa Weldon 2-0-0; Lauren Lewis 2-0-0; Anne McShea 0-2-0; Totals 9-3-0.0. (Assists) - . (Dig leaders) - Melissa Weldon 6; Lauren Lewis 3
F&M (3-7, 1-0 CC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Julie Harvey 5-4-1; Danielle Roth 4-0-0; Elise Gilchrist 3-4-3; Gabrielle Connor 3-0-0; Jian Lipowcan 3-0-1; Ellana Benabou 3-0-4; Heather Letzkus 3-0-4; Kerry Rom 2-2-0; Mariah Eble 2-0-1; Meghan Hubert 1-0-0; Kelsey Beveridge 0-3-0; Caitlin Krutsick 0-0-1; Stephanie Armstrong 0-1-0; Katy May 0-2-0; Totals 29-16-9.0. (Assists) - Meghan Hubert 19. (Dig leaders) - Danielle Roth 5; Caitlin Krutsick 4