ON THE COURT . . . Two local seniors who will be closing out their college volleyball careers this season earned some time in the spotlight during tournament action over the weekend. Harvard senior Taylor Docter from Castilleja was named to the Hokie Invitational All-Tournament team after getting 17 kills and 13 digs in a loss to host Virginia Teach and 11 kills plus seven digs in a 3-0 setback to Towson on Saturday. In a five-set loss to Middle Tennessee State to open the tourney, Docter produced 14 kills, 11 digs and four blocks. Gunn grad Teresa Skelly had six blocks against Middle Tennessee in addition to hitting .545 wityh seven kills in the Towson match. Docter has 31 kills and 24 digs as the Crimson has gotten off to an 0-3 start, heading into their own Harvard Invitational this weekend. UC Davis senior Allison Whitson, from Palo Alto High, also saw her team swept last weekend during the Aggie Invitational. UC Davis fell to Utah, North Carolina and Santa Clara. Whitson, however, had 32 kills during the three matches to bring her career total to 1,240. That moved her from sixth to No. 3 all-time in the Aggies' history book, trailing only Candy Leach (1,888 from 1989-92) and Kally Gaudino (1,337 from 2000-03). While Whitson likely won't get the all-time kill record, she can become the first player to lead UC Davis in kills for four straight years. Leach was No. 2 her freshman year. Whitson currently has 72 kills for the Aggies (2-4), trailing teammate Devon Damelio's 76. UC Davis will compete in the Fresno State Classic this weekend.
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