WASHINGTON – Senior Day saw the return of Kali Frowick (Norfolk, Neb.) to the court for Gallaudet University as the Bison hosted a tri-match with Lebanon Valley College (LVC) and University of Scranton in the Field House. GU received a spark with Frowick's return as they upset regional ranked LVC in five sets; 25-20, 21-25, 23-25, 27-25, 15-12. Later in the day, the Bison lost to Scranton in four sets; 23-25, 19-25, 25-16, 13-25.
In the thrilling match against LVC it was Frowcik who led the team with 19 kills, 13 digs and two block assists. Fellow senior Julia Wolff (Belleville, Ontario) added 16 kills and seven block assists as she performed in front of family and friends. Junior Molly Perkins (Apple Valley, Minn.) matched Wolff with 16 kills and served up five service aces. Together, junior Kate Fetzer (Noblesville, Ind.) and freshman Darriyan Thomas (Vallejo, Calif.) had half of the team's digs with 19 and 18, respectively, and junior Danielle Morris (St. Louis, Mich.) added 15 digs and 12 kills to help the Bison defeat the Flying Dutchmen. Junior TraciAnn Hoglind (Fishers, Ind.) had an impressive 60 assists in the match. The Bison had 13 services aces in the match to the Dutchmen's 10.
Lebanon Valley (26-6) bounced back with a 25-17, 25-19, 25-12 straight set win over Scranton. Lebanon Valley outplayed the Royals in kills, 34-24, and service aces, 13-6. LVC sophomore Greta Weidemoyer had 11 kills and junior Allie Garrett had 12 digs to help defeat Scranton.
In the third match of the day, the Bison fought hard in four sets but were unable to pull off a win against Scranton. The first set was close as the teams battled back and forth but GU couldn't overtake the Scranton lead, late, as the Royals won 25-23. The Royals (23-10) took an early lead in the second set and won 25-19. GU (20-13) won the third set on a kill from Morris but quickly fell in the fourth set 13-25. The Bison only had nine service aces in the game, Perkins had five, giving her 10 service aces on the day. Frowick had 18 kills and 11 digs while Fetzer had 14 digs, and Hoglind had all but one assist of the game (40). Wolff added seven kills and six blocks (two solos).
After the match, Gallaudet head coach Lynn Ray Boren and his team honored Frowick and Wolff on Senior Day. Wolff has appeared in 97 matches in four years and has totaled 412 kills, 163 blocks and has a .357 attack percentage. The two-time NEAC Scholar-Athlete has played a significant role in the team's three straight NEAC championships and NCAA tournament appearances. Frowick has played in 140 matches in four years and has totaled 1,723 kills, 1,570 digs, 124 blocks and 118 service aces. The three-time All-NEAC first team honoree has won numerous awards during her Bison career including NEAC Rookie of the YEAR and being named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association all-region honorable mention team.
Bison fans still have a chance to see Frowick, Wolff and the Bison play again in the Field House as Gallaudet claimed the No. 1 seed in the NEAC tournament (Nov. 7-9). Gallaudet will next play on Saturday, Nov. 8, in the NEAC semifinals at noon. The Bison will face either Keuka College or Lancaster Bible in the semifinal.