By TRICIA ELLIOTT
Walking up the stairs to Goolrick gym on Saturday afternoon, you might have thought that a party was going on as the sound of the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” filled the air, but inside, it was anything but.
The UMW women’s volleyball team was getting ready to play Washington College in their second home game of the season. All that prepping must have done its job as the Lady Eagles beat Washington College 3-0, with set scores of 25-23, 25-15, 25-12.
Right off the bat, the Eagles scored a quick point when freshman Laura Gomez snuck a quick and powerful hit by two blockers, making a definitive statement that lasted the duration of the match. Gomez would go on to add nine kills, continuing to add to what looks to be a very promising career.
The first set was the only one where the outcome was hard to predict as the lead kept switching with each team going on runs before allowing the other a point. However, the Eagles pulled it out and never looked back.
Captain and senior Anne Lutkenhaus said “We really picked it up after the first set: our servers hit really well, so [Washington College] couldn’t make any offensive plays.”
Lutkenhaus, herself, made 14 kills with just one error and freshman Ally Blaine added 21 assists. Senior Lindsey Scott provided four aces and seven digs for UMW. For the match, the Lady Eagles hit .342 with eight blocks and just 11 hitting errors.
With this win, the Lady Eagles move to 8-3 for the season, with their next match was played last night at Salisbury University.