Cardinals Deliver Final Blow in Landmark Quarterfinals

Cardinals Deliver Final Blow in Landmark Quarterfinals

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Goucher's 2011 season came to an end tonight when the Gophers played a pair of competitive sets against third-seeded Catholic in the quarterfinals of the Landmark Conference postseason tournament only to bow to the Cardinals, 3-0.

Set scores were 25-23, 25-22, 25-5.

In the decisive third set, the Cardinals (25-8) registered 10 kills and committed only one hitting error in 23 attempts for a .391 attack percentage, which raised their attack percentage for the match to .208. The Gophers (11-24), on the other hand, had only two kills and made five hitting errors in 23 attampts (-.130), which lowered their attack percentage for the match to .079.

Leaders for Goucher were sophomore outside hitter Megan Chalk (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) with seven kills, sophomore setter Tori Rain (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) with 17 assists, junior libero Ashley Fan (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) with 28 digs and sophomore middle hitter Trish Kallis (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) with four blocks.

Claudia Jean and Kelly Crimmins supplied Catholic, which advances in the tournament to face second-seeded Susquehanna in the semifinals on Saturday, with nine kills apiece.