Kallis, Rain Represent Goucher on All-Tournament Team
BALTIMORE, Md. — Goucher had a chance to come away with a split of its four matches at the season-opening Johns Hopkins Invitational, but the Gophers bowed to Meredith, 3-2, in the final match this afternoon.
Set scores were 24-26, 29-27, 23-25, 25-17, 16-14.
The Gophers (1-3) came up short against the Avenging Angels (2-2) despite a record-breaking performance by sophomore middle hitter Trish Kallis (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park). Kallis reached double figures in kills (10) and blocks (12), setting a new school record for most blocks in a five-set match. The former record of 10 blocks was established by Janet Limmer against Salisbury back in 1996.
In the other match the Gophers played today, they were beaten by DeSales, 3-0 (26-24, 25-10, 25-21 despite a 10-kill, 11-dig effort by Chalk. With the victory, the Bulldogs (3-0) extended their winning streak against Goucher to five matches.
Goucher's opponents on Friday, the opning day of the tournament, were Johns Hopkins and City (N.Y.). The Blue Jays pinned a 3-0 setback on the Gophers, winning 25-7, 25-7, 25-15; head coach Michael Bossom's squad defeated the Beavers, 3-0 (25-13, 25-9, 25-13).
The Blue Jays (1-0) achieved an impressive .525 hitting percentage in their sweep of the Gophers.
Kallis and freshman outside hitter Kristen Courage (Port Washington, N.Y./Paul D. Schreiber) combined for 15 kills and 19 digs against the Beavers (0-2).
Kallis, who totaled 28 kills and 18 blocks in the four matches, and Rain, who finished with 82 assists, both represented Goucher on the all-tournament team.