Gophers Drop Two Saturday

Gophers Drop Two Saturday

WESTMINSTER, Md. - The Goucher College women's volleyball team dropped both ends of a trimatch against Centennial Conference opponents on Saturday, falling 3-1 to Ursinus and 3-0 to host McDaniel at the Gill Center Saturday afternoon.

First Match

  • Set scores were 25-9, 17-25, 25-20, 25-22.
  • Rachel Chapman (Rochester, N.Y. / Churchville Chili) led the Gophers (5-16) with 13 kills on .250 hitting.
  • Kaya Melchor (Mililani, Hawaii / Kamehameha Schools Kapalama) had eight kills and six digs.
  • Nicole Kovach (New York, N.Y. / Quest to Learn) handed out 27 assists and posted seven digs and five service aces.
  • Neli La Court Ruiz (York, Pa. / Northeastern) notched 15 digs.
  • Ursinus hit .282 with the Gophers hitting .145.
  • Goucher led the second set 17-14 when it took control with five straight points capped by an Elizabeth Bobo (Milford, Pa. / Delaware Valley) service ace.

Second Match

  • Set scores were 25-19, 25-21, 25-20.
  • Bobo paced the Gophers with eight kills on .444 hitting, with Chapman adding seven.
  • Bobo also added three blocks (two solo).
  • Melchor had a team-high nine digs, with Necole Stravino (Quezon City, Philippines / Nadua (Va,)) posting seven.
  • Kovach tallied 19 assists and five digs.
  • McDaniel hit .264 with Goucher hitting .158.
  • The Gophers fell behind 11-3 in the third set before seven straight points with Jordan Rowe (Raleigh, N.C. / Alex Friendship) serving made it 11-10.
  • Goucher tied the set 15-15 on a Bobo service ace but did not take the lead.

Numbers and. Notes

  • Ruiz saw her string of matches with double-digit digs snapped at 12 in the second match.
  • Chapman led the Gophers in kills for the 17th time this season.

What's Next

  • Goucher returns to Landmark Conference play on Wednesday when it travels to 10th-ranked Juniata for a 7 pm match.