Smiths Leads in Kills, Aces as Gophers Crush Cougars

Smiths Leads in Kills, Aces as Gophers Crush Cougars

Smith Leads in Kills, Aces as Gophers Crush Cougars

Team's Attack Percentage Over .400 for First Time Since 1998

October 15, 2008

TOWSON, Md. – Goucher surpassed a team attack percentage of .400 in a match for the first time in nearly a decade when the Gophers registered a .448 in tonight's 3-0 triumph in the Sports & Recreation Center over Washington Bible.

Set scores were 25-8, 25-8, 25-7.

With 29 kills and only three hitting errors in their 58 attack attempts, the Gophers finished with a team attack percentage of .448. The last time they were over .400 was on October 30, 1998 when they recorded a .429 in an 18-16, 15-9, 15-10 victory over Eastern Mennonite.

Six different players were credited with at least one kill in tonight's match. Megan Smith (Honolulu, Hawaii/Long Beach Polytechnic) was the leader with 10 kills and Carolyn Crissey (Philadelphia, Pa./Creative & Performing Arts) was next with seven.

In running their winning streak against non-conference opponents in the SRC to 11 matches, the Gophers (14-14) also served a season-high 26 aces. Smith was also the leader in aces with eight.

This was Goucher's second victory over the Cougars (1-14) this season.