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Hopkins Splits Matches on Second Day of JHU Invitational

Junior Melissa Cole was the lone Blue Jay named to the all-tournament team.
Junior Melissa Cole was the lone Blue Jay named to the all-tournament team.

Sept. 4, 2010

Box Score

The Johns Hopkins volleyball team split a pair of matches on Saturday afternoon on the second day of the JHU Invitational at Goldfarb Gym. Hopkins fell to DeSales 3-2 before rebounding for a 3-0 victory over Goucher to give head coach Matt Troy his first career victory. The Blue Jays are now 1-2 on the season.

Hopkins jumped out to an early lead over DeSales in the first match, winning the first two sets 25-22 and 25-21. DeSales then fought back to take the third set 25-21 and the fourth set 25-16. The Bulldogs carried that momentum into the fifth set, winning 15-9.

Sophomore Becky Paynter led the Blue Jays with 51 assists and 20 digs, while junior Melissa Cole added 22 kills and 15 digs. Senior Alica Diehl had a team-high 35 digs in the contest.

The Bulldogs were paced by senior Kylie Fehnel and sophomore Paige Horrigan, who tallied 14 and 13 kills, respectively. Justine McNulty led DeSales in assists with 47, while Eden Reichard had 31 digs.

The second match of the day against Goucher was a different story as senior Brittany Zimmer opened the match with two service aces and the Blue Jays never looked back. Hopkins rolled to victory in straight sets (25-12, 25-15, 25-21).

Junior Sarah Feicht recorded a team-high 12 kills, including seven in the second set. Paynter led the Blue Jays in assists (25) and aces (5), while senior KC Stingl totaled 19 digs. Cole added eight kills and eight digs in the match and was named to the all-tournament team.



Goucher was paced by senior Claire Sauvage-Mar, who tallied 15 assists.

The Blue Jays return to action Wednesday, September 8 when they host Gallaudet at 7 pm in Goldfarb Gym.

JHU Invitational Results Day One 

DeSales defeats Goucher 3-0, Geneva defeats DeSales 3-0, Geneva defeats Johns Hopkins 3-1.

Day Two 

Geneva defeats Goucher 3-0, DeSales defeats Johns Hopkins 3-2, Johns Hopkins defeats Goucher 3-0.

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