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Wu Breaks Ace record as JHU Sweeps Saturday Matches

Sept. 16, 2017

Box Score

The Basics 
• Match One Score: Johns Hopkins 3, Bryn Mawr 0 (25-8, 25-3, 25-8)
• Match Two Score: Johns Hopkins 3, Goucher 0 (25-8, 25-23, 25-15)
• Records: Johns Hopkins (8-2); Goucher (2-8); Bryn Mawr (1-8)
• Location: Baltimore, MD (Goldfarb Gym)
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins women’s volleyball team increased its winning streak to seven matches as the Blue Jays swept Bryn Mawr and Goucher on Saturday afternoon at Goldfarb Gym. JHU also saw a record-breaking performance as Morgan Wu set a new team record for aces in a three-set match.

Match One
• It was all JHU from the early going as Hopkins opened the match scoring the first five points. The Blue Jays then went on a six-point run to make the score 20-6, and they would claim set one, 25-8.
• Set two was all Hopkins again. Morgan Wu set the tone with three straight aces in the set to make the score 15-3. She would ace four more times in the set as JHU won the second set, 25-3.
• The Blue Jays continued to dominate the match as they broke out to another quick start in the third set. On Wu’s serve, Hopkins won 11-straight points and would take the final set by a score of 25-8.

Match Two
• JHU took control of the first set against Goucher and never looked back, winning the first set 25-8.
• The Gophers rebounded in the second set as they held the lead for the majority of the set. Hopkins would pull even and then take the lead as they would win the set on a kill from Louisa Kishton.
• The third set was also a close one in the early going; however, the Blue Jays were slowly able to pull away and take the set 25-15 and the match 3-0.

What it means
• The Blue Jays improve to 23-2 against the Owls and 31-8 against the Gophers.
• Hopkins has not dropped a set since September 8 against Mary Washington.
• This is the longest winning streak for JHU since the 2014 season when the team won eight straight matches.

Inside the Box Score
• With her 13 service aces in match one, Wu broke the previous school record of 11, which was held previously by Stephanie Kaliades and Mary Alexis Paul. Elizabeth Wuerstle came one ace shy of tying the record in last night’s match against St. Mary’s. Wu notched three more service aces in the second match.
• Wuerstle has a percect hitting percentage against the Owls as she had six kills and four aces. In match two she added 11 kills and four aces.
Natalie Aston registered 18 assists in match one and 16 in match two while Kristi Rhead had nine helpers in the first match and nine in the second.

Up Next
• JHU is back on the court on Wednesday, September 27 as they will travel to take on Washington College at 7 pm in a Centennial Conference match-up.

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