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Bryn Mawr Battles It Out Against Red Devils

Sydney Collins sets a ball against Gwynedd Mercy fall 2019

BRYN MAWR, Pa. - The Owls volleyball team was back in action on Monday night against Dickinson College. Bryn Mawr put up a good fight against the Red Devils at home and racked up their most kills in five matches, but unfortunately the Red Devils proved too hot to handle in a 3-0 win. Every Bryn Mawr player but one tallied a kill on the night, and Sydney Collins posted her sixth double-digit assist match of her career with 11 helpers on the night.

Dickinson got off to a fast start in the opening frame, jumping out to a 6-1 lead early. Sydney Munnerlyn notched two quick kills and Jess DeJoie added another to help Bryn Mawr climb back within 8-6. However, a 10-1 run from the Red Devils gave the visitors an 18-7 lead in the set. Jane Rand and Nicole Wood each added two kills in the latter stages of the set, but the Owls couldn't generate a big enough run to climb back in the frame and ultimately lost 25-13.

Olivia Harkins-Finn got the Owls off to a good start in the second set with a kill right out of the gate. A few points later, Rand and Munnerlyn each also added kills to help Bryn Mawr stay right with Dickinson early. However, a 10-0 run gave the visitors a 14-3 lead, and Bryn Mawr was unable to do much to chip away at that deficit. Collins added a kill later in the set, and several Dickinson errors helped, but ultimately the Red Devils claimed a 25-8 win in the set.

The third set was a much more impressive showing for the Owls, especially in the early stages. The Owls took an early lead thanks to an error from Dickinson and another kill from Wood. The Red Devils climbed back in front 3-2 with back-to-back points, but Bryn Mawr ran off a strong 7-3 run to vault back ahead. An ace from Casandra Paiz and another kill from Rand helped spark that run, and midway through the set the Owls held a 9-6 advantage. Later, with the Red Devils battling their way back, Nicole Wood added two more kills to make it an 11-11 score. Unfortunately, Dickinson won 14 of the next 16 points in the frame to ultimately pull away to another 25-13 win and claim the match 3-0.

Bryn Mawr will be back on the court on Wednesday night when they travel to Tri-Co rival Swarthmore for a 7:00 PM match against the Garnet.