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.
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.