Volleyball Washes Up On Maryland-Eastern Shore, 3-0
Hokom, Vernand Lead Colonials
Nov. 11, 2002
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The GW volleyball team picked up a non-conference victory Monday night with a 30-22, 30-19, 30-17 sweep of Maryland-Eastern Shore at the Hytche Center. It marked the second straight Senior Day match that GW has spoiled for the home team. The Colonials are coming off a 3-0 sweep at La Salle Saturday in Philadelphia, also on the Explorers' Senior Day .
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks (19-14, 8-2 MEAC) came into Monday's match looking to grab a victory heading into the MEAC tournament where they will be the number three seed. The Colonials had different ideas, however, as freshman Lindsey Vernand (Huntington Beach, CA/Huntington Beach) and junior Sarah Hokom (Caldwell, ID/Caldwell) notched 10 kills each in the victory.
The Hawks were hoping to have a memorable day for their two seniors, Lucy Saunders (Mechanicsville, MD) and Rena Bishop (Rockville, MD) but they could not muster enough offense to compete with the size of GW.
UMES freshman Jana Milin (Pula, Croatia) recorded 13 kills and 11 digs. Fellow freshman, Leticia Wallace (Austin, Texas) notched nine kills to help the Hawks. Sophomore Marlee Johnson (Ontario, Canada) did her part on defense with 18 digs.
Neither team was particularly sharp offensively as GW hit .120 as a team with 23 errors and 37 kills while the Hawks committed 30 hitting errors against 32 kills for a .017 percentage.
"We faced a tough team in tonight's match, but it was good preparation for the conference tournament. Everybody steps it up on the tournament," said UMES head coach Toby Rens who served as an assistant volleyball coach at GW during the mid-90s..
GW (17-11, 7-5 A-10) returns to Washington to close out the regular season with matches against Fordham Friday and Rhode Island Saturday as coach Jojit Coronel's squad aims to secure a berth in the Atlantic 10 Volleyball Championship.