GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Bryn Mawr's volleyball squad was back in action on the road Saturday, as the Owls battled it out against Gettysburg. Despite a slow start in the match, Bryn Mawr put on a strong showing throughout the latter stages of a tough 3-0 loss. Nicole Wood led the Owls with five kills on the day while Sydney Collins and Izzy Gerosa added five total service aces.
The first set started out fairly tight, as Wood and Collins each notched kills to keep Bryn Mawr within 7-3 of the Bullets. However, the hosts won the next 17 points in the frame to take a commanding lead, and they ultimately won the set 25-4.
The second set was a much different story. Gettysburg jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead, but Bryn Mawr stopped that run thanks to a kill from Wood and several errors. From there, it remained a very competitive set. Sydney Munnerlyn added a kill later, and then Aaliyah Joseph got on the scoresheet with a kill of her own. After several more Gettysburg errors, Bryn Mawr was back within 12-10. However, Gettysburg won 11 of the next 14 points to take a 23-13 lead in the set. Several more Gettysburg errors and another kill from Munnerlyn brought Bryn Mawr back within 23-16, but the Bullets won the final two points to take the set.
The third frame proved to be the tightest of them all. Gettysburg took a 16-7 lead midway through the set, but then Bryn Mawr really started to click. Olivia Harkins-Finn tallied a kill to get things going for the Owls, and then several errors and an ace from Gerosa made it 16-12. The two sides traded points over the next several rallies, with an ace from Collins helping to keep it a four point margin. Gettysburg started to pull away, building to a 23-17 lead, but Bryn Mawr had one more rally in them. The Owls won five of the next six points, including kills by Alanna Mora-Mickens and Harkins-Finn and another ace by Gerosa. That got Bryn Mawr all the way back within 24-22, but Gettysburg managed to win the final point they needed on a service error, and that gave the Bullets the 3-0 win in the match.
The Owls will be back in action on the road on Thursday, as they will travel to Muhlenberg for another Centennial Conference showdown. Gametime on Thursday evening is set for 7:00 PM in Allentown.