Shenandoah Pulls Out Five-Set ODAC Win Over Guilford

Kelsey Ruehling (Zachary Morgan photo)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Haley Smith and Megan Gillispie shared match-high kills honors with 15 apiece in Shenandoah University's 3-2 win over Guilford College Saturday in the Ragan-Brown Field House.

The Hornets (13-14, 4-7 ODAC) came out strong in the first set, winning 25-12. Guilford (9-17, 3-8 ODAC) countered by winning the tight second set, 25-21. The teams traded wins in the next two games, Shenandoah winning the third, 25-14, and Guilford winning the fourth, 25-20. The Hornets had the last say in the fifth, after trading leads throughout the decisive game, 15-13.

Mary Harshman had nine kills for the Hornets. Kelcy Brown added four on hit .375 hitting. Blake Parkes had 26 assists and a match-high 17 digs in the win. Harshman and Nicole Mueller picked up 15 digs apiece. Smith, Parkes and Samantha Schambach combined for nine block assists.

Kelsey Ruehling paced the Quakers with 15 kills and a team-high 16 digs. Brittany DeCesare added nine kills, a match-best five service aces the contest's lone solo block. Meredith Foscue had 14 digs. Taylor Whitley had 32 assists and added 12 digs. Michaela Wall contributed four block assists.