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Taveras solid on defense in tough road volleyball test

Kathy Taveras (c) 2021 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Kathy Taveras (c) 2021 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
No. 1 Johns Hopkins (20-0, 6-0 CC) 3, McDaniel (5-13, 1-5 CC) 0
What:
Centennial Conference (CC) volleyball match
When:
Wednesday, Oct. 13
Where: Baltimore, Md.

THE SKINNY STORY
Johns Hopkins, the top-ranked team in the latest AVCA Div. III poll, extended its undefeated season with 3-0 victory over McDaniel.

THE LEADERS
Kathy Taveras (Columbia, Md./Howard) led the Green Terror on defense with eight digs.
• Anna Jezerski (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) added eight kills to go with six digs.

FOR THE FOES
• Elayna Williams led the Blue Jays with 10 kills.

THE REST OF THE STORY
• Johns Hopkins took an early 8-2 lead in the first set and never looked back taking the first set, 25-8.
• McDaniel took an early 3-1 edge in the second set. However, the Blue Jays went on two separate runs to take a 13-7 lead. Nia Roberts (Walkersville, Md./Frederick) had an ace and kill to cut the Hopkins lead to three but the hosts pulled away late for a 25-15 victory.
• The third set was back-and-forth with each team putting together runs before the Blue Jays were able to close out the sweep, 25-21.

THE INSIDE STORY
Lauren Guyer (York, Pa./York Suburban) tallied two aces.
Brenna Campbell (Clarion, Pa./Clarion Area) contributed 18 assists.
• Johns Hopkins extends its currently winning streak to 55 straight matches.

NEXT UP
The Green Terror returns to action at home against Bryn Mawr on Saturday. Match time is 1 p.m.

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