Tatnall Volleyball

Tower Hill 3, Tatnall 0 - Wednesday, October 24

DISC Semifinals
Tatnall started out strong by trading points on offense with the Hillers. The first set was tied until eight all. The Hornet defense dug and blocked the Hillers best hitters to keep the Hiller offense in check. Tower Hill slowly began to move ahead earning points on serve. This would not deter the Hornets who were determined to beat the conference rival. Ashlin DeLucia '20 tried to close the gap with a small scoring run from the service line, but the Hornets would fall 25-12. Set two would be a different story for the Hornets. It was an all-out battle. The Hornets would pick up most of their digs in set two. DeLucia and Emma Donovan '21 would again go on service runs to attack the Hiller passers. Ultimately, Tatnall would fall to the best server on the Hillers, 25-22. Tatnall would again battle with Tower in the third to about seven all. Service runs Captain Abby Soja '20 with a big blocker in Catie Marvin '20 would keep Tatnall competitive. Tatnall would fall to the Hiller 25-16 in set three. DeLucia would finish with another double-double, 13 kills, and 12 digs. Soja would set up the solid block in over the course of the match, chip in eight kills but also finish with five digs. Mackenzie Prettyman '20 would finish with six digs and four kills.
Tatnall 3, Wilmington Christian 0 - Thursday, October 25
Tatnall was looking bounce back from the semifinal loss and win the third-place match. The Hornets would face another D1 college recruit but had no fear after facing Wilmington Friends in their homecoming match. Tatnall settled in and dug out of a 4-2 hole to dominate the first set. Donovan would have a seven-point service run, and Prettyman also had a five-point run on serves. The two servers would combine for ten aces on the match. Hornets won 25-14. The Warriors would not go away quietly and battle to take 10-7 lead in the second behind a few big swings from their outside hitter. The Hornets would dig in a play solid defense behind another big run at the service line by Prettyman. Libero Juanita Karen '19 and Ashlin DeLucia '20 would finish with ten digs and twelve digs respectively. Tatnall won set two, 25-20. WCS would keep set three tight, not wanting to fall in the third-place match to Tatnall for the second straight year. They would eventually push through on an DeLucia run and more solid defense, and she would finish with 17 kills and two aces. Maddie Volp '19 finished with 28 assists. Front row defense was led by Marvin with three block kills and also contributed five aces of her own.