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Volleyball wins 16th Straight Match; Defeats McDaniel 3-1

Louisa Kishton led JHU with 15 kills and 20 digs.
Oct. 11, 2017

Box Score

The Basics 
• Score: #18 Johns Hopkins - 3 , McDaniel - 1 (26-24, 12-25, 25-20, 25-13)
• Records: #18 Johns Hopkins (17-2, 6-0 CC), McDaniel (15-3, 4-2 CC)
• Location: Westminster, MD (Gill Center Gym)
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins volleyball team tied the team record for consecutive wins as the Blue Jays defeated McDaniel 3-1 to notch their 16th straight win. Hopkins has also won 16 straight Centennial matches, which is two away from tying the team record of 18.

How it Happened
• The Blue Jays found themselves behind early in the first set, as the Green Terror got out to a 7-3 lead. Hopkins would slowly chip away and eventually got to within one at 14-13. McDaniel would earn the next point, however, back-to-back kills from Kristi Rhead and Elizabeth Wuerstle would tie the match at 15, and an attack error would put Hopkins up by one at 16-15. The two teams would go back-and-forth with neither team able to get ahead by more than two points. Tied at 24, Wuerstle would give the Blue Jays the lead and an attack error on a double block from Rhead and Louisa Kishton would give Hopkins the first set, 26-24.
• McDaniel got out to a 14-6 advantage in set number two, and eventually claimed the set 25-12.
• JHU led 9-8 in the third after a kill from Marlowe Embry, but the Blue Jays responded with a 5-0 run to go up 14-8. The Green Terror would slowly come back and get to within two at 16-14 on an attacking error by the Blue Jays, however, Hopkins would pull away and take set three, 25-20.
• Johns Hopkins got out to an 8-1 lead in the fourth set and would continue to build upon its lead and take the fourth set 25-13 to win the match 3-1.

What it Means
• With the win, Hopkins has now won 16 straight matches, which ties the team record for consecutive victories.
• Hopkins has now won 16 straight Centennial Conference matches, which is two away from tying the team record of 18.
• The Blue Jays are now 21-19 all-time against the Green Terror.

Inside the Box Score
• Kishton led Hopkins with 15 kills followed by Wuerstle who had 12.
Natalie Aston led the Blue Jays with 20 assists while Kishton had a team-high 20 digs. Rhead added a double-double with 17 assists and 11 digs.
• As a team, Hopkins had a hitting percentage of .209 while McDaniel hit .089.

Up Next
• The Blue Jays will look to set a program record with their 17th straight win on Friday, October 13 in a top-20 matchup as Hopkins will host #17 Juniata. The match will begin at 7 pm in Goldfarb Gym.

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