LANCASTER, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr volleyball team was back in action on Wednesday night for another Centennial Conference contest. The Owls traveled over to central Pennsylvania to take on Franklin & Marshall on this day, and despite a strong effort from the team Bryn Mawr ultimately suffered a 3-0 defeat on the day. Sydney Collins led the way with three kills while Izzy Gerosa posted eight digs on the night.
Franklin & Marshall got off to a fast start in the opening frame, but a kill from Collins on a nice pass by Jane Rand helped the Owls draw within 7-3. Later, Sydney Munnerlyn, Jess DeJoie, and Collins all added more kills to keep it a single-digit deficit for the Owls midway through the frame. However, the Diplomats won nine of the final 11 points in the set to ultimately pull away to a 25-9 victory.
The second set got off to a much tighter start, with Bryn Mawr staying right with the hosts through the first handful of points. DeJoie opened the scoring for the Owls, and then a few plays later, Collins notched another kill that drew Bryn Mawr within 4-3. However, another nine point run from the Diplomats gave the hosts a commanding lead in the set. The Owls tried to chip away, using kills from Olivia Harkins-Finn and Alanna Mora-Mickens to draw back within ten points. That would not be enough to keep the Owls in the set, unfortunately, as F&M was able to pull out another 25-9 win.
The third frame was an improvement over the first two in terms of the score of the set, but unfortunately, Bryn Mawr did not earn a single kill in the set. The Owls were able to keep things close with the Diplomats in the early going thanks to numerous errors from the hosts. That ultimately helped Bryn Mawr trail just 8-6. Later, Jane Rand would add a service ace for the Owls, but that would be it. Aside from several more Franklin & Marshall errors, Bryn Mawr was unable to get any additional offense going, and the Diplomats ultimately closed out the match with a 25-14 win in the set.
Bryn Mawr will now get back on the road this weekend for their final non-conference matches of the season. The Owls will travel to Rosemont for a tri-match with the Ravens and the Highlanders of Cairn University. Game one of that matchup against Cairn is slated for 1:00 PM just down the road in Rosemont.