Bethlehem, PA- An outstanding performance by senior co-captain Jeanette Singleton capped a big night for Lehigh (11-8, 3-2), as they beat a tough Army team Friday night at Taylor Gym.
After Lehigh won the first two games 30-28 and 30-22, Army rallied to win the third game 30-25. In the fourth and deciding game, head coach Patrick Nicholas exhorted his team to get the ball to Singleton, and she did not disappoint. Singleton finished the night tying a season high with 28 kills and also led the team with 20 digs defensively.
”I told them to ride her till the end, and they listened,” said Nicholas. “But I a lot of people played well. (Morgan) Volkart played well, (Jill) Racketa was great with her passing and defense, and I thought Dominique Barnes responded well after not playing against Colgate. But Singleton certainly showed why she was first-team All-League last year.”
Both teams came in with the exact same records, and had beaten (Navy and Colgate) and lost (American and Bucknell) to the exact same teams.
Freshman setter Allison Jack, who leads the Patriot League in assists, totaled 51 on the night for the Mountain Hawks for an average of almost 13 per game. Rebecca Gawronski chipped in with 12 kills, and Jill Kober had 15 digs to help the winning effort. Army (10-9, 2-3) was led by Caitlin Machon and Eileen Cassidy, with 14 and 13 kills respectively.
Lehigh continues their season Saturday night as they host Holy Cross in another Patriot League affair. Game time is set for , and the match will be broadcast live on Lehigh’s website at www.lehigh.edu.
Jeanette Singleton, LU
Caitlin Machon, Army
Eileen Cassidy, Army
Rebecca Gawronski, LU
Allison Jack, LU
For more information, contact Micah Hart, Lehigh Sports Media Relations.
Posted October 10, 2003.