LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin and Marshall College used nine kills from both junior Barbara Kapustin and freshman Casey Morrow to lift the Diplomats to a 3-0 victory over the Owls in Centennial Conference action Saturday afternoon. With the win the Diplomats will improve to 16-9 overall and 7-2 in the Centennial Conference, while the Owls fall to 1-20 overall and 0-8 in the Centennial Conference.
Franklin and Marshall started off strong in the first set with a 9-0 lead. A kill from Camille Baechler (1-9) attempted to slow down the Diplomats however, Franklin and Marshall responded with a kill of their own placing the score at 1-10. Errors on behalf of Bryn Mawr and strong offensive plays from Franklin and Marshall began to work in the favor of the Diplomats. Franklin and Marshall went on to close out the frame with a 25-8 win over the Owls.
In the second set, Franklin and Marshall had another hot start, gaining an early 8-1 advantage over the Owls. Attack and service errors on behalf of Franklin and Marshall worked in favor of Bryn Mawr as they earned nine points off of them in the second frame. A kill from Eliza Todd was he final play of the set from the Owls before Franklin and Marshall closed out the frame with a 25-11 win.
Heading into the final set it was evident that Bryn Mawr was looking for a stronger start. A kill from Jess DeJoie tied the teams at 4-4 early on. Thereafter the teams battled for the lead. A kill from Eliza Todd placed the teams at another tie (5-5) however, it was Franklin and Marshall who pushed past the Owls (6-9). Franklin and Marshall used their momentum to close out the set with 25-13 win over the Owls.
Bryn Mawr will be back in action next Wednesday on their home court for a 7 PM match up against Ursinus College.