Quakers top Earlham in season finale'
WC ends with 3-2 victory
October 29, 2011
Ashley Miller (at right) had four solo blocks in Wilmington's season-ending win at Earlham.
RICHMOND, Ind. — Wilmington College closed the 2011 season with a 3-2 win at Earlham Saturday afternoon.
The Quakers end the season at 12-17.
“We got some wins under our belts this season and we proved that we can beat some teams,” Wilmington head coach Ron Mullikin said. “When we are good, we are good, but when we struggle, we don’t compete. We need to learn how to be competitive when we aren’t playing our best.”
Wilmington’s hitting was hot and cold on Saturday. The Quakers struggled in the opening set and lost 25-20.
The Quakers bounced back to take set two, 25-19.
Earlham rolled past Wilmington, 25-13, in set three, but the Quakers forced a decisive fifth set by taking set four, 25-22.
Wilmington took an early lead in set five and held off Earlham, 15-11.
“Hitting errors haunted us this season and they haunted us today,” Mullikin said. “Earlham is a scrappy team, but we fought through our mistakes and got the win.”
For the match, Anne Keenan (Beavercreek) led Wilmington’s attack with 20 kills. Chelcey Lyons (Springfield/Shawnee) finished with 18 kills and team-high 19 digs.
Amy McClelland (Xenia) put up 48 assists.
Tessa Bailey (Urbana/West Liberty-Salem) contributed 18 digs.
Ashley Miller (Arcanum/Franklin Monroe) was tough at the net, finishing with four solo blocks.