BRYN MAWR, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr Owls welcomed their cross-town rivals Haverford College onto their court Wednesday evening for a 7 PM match-up. Despite the defensive hustle displayed by the Owls, including eight digs by senior Nolan Julien, it was Haverford College who ultimately took the win for the match. The Fords used 42 kills to power past the Owls and land a 3-0 match win. Bryn Mawr was led by Sienna Burnett and Eliza Todd, both with five kills apiece. Sienna Burnett additionally had a hitting percentage of .200 and one block.
Bryn Mawr began the first set very strong. A kill by Sienna Burnett from Nolan Julien was the first play of the game. The intensity of the play had the crowd riled up and eager to see a game dominated by the Owls. However, the Fords responded with a seven point run and quickly quieted the crowd (7-1). After a brief time out the Owls attempted to regroup. The teams battled back and forth but the Fords didn't let up and were able to keep their seven-point lead over the Owls. Haverford went on to win the set 25-10.
Haverford dominated play in the beginning of the second set getting out to an early 6-3 lead over the Owls. A kill by Sienna Burnett from Nolan Julien slowed down the Fords momentum and cut the Owls deficit to just two points. The Fords responded with another seven-point run (13-4) but the Owls did not count themselves out just yet. A kill from Camille Baechler, an attack error on behalf of Haverford, followed by a block from Camille Baechler brought the Owls to 7-13. However, it was Haverford College who pulled away, closing out the set 25-12 but not before Sienna Burnett landed the last kill of the frame for the Owls.
Despite the pressure of being down two sets going into the third, Bryn Mawr did a great job coming out strong in the third set. A kill from Camille Baechler and attack errors on behalf of Haverford brought the teams to an early 3-3 tie. The two teams continued to stay neck and neck with each other but Haverford pulled away after going on a four-point run (14-9). A kill from Eliza Todd was the final offensive play from the Owls before Haverford closed out the frame with a 25-13 win.
Bryn Mawr will look to clinch their last win of the season this weekend at the first-ever Athletics Homecoming. The Owls will be in a contest against Ursinus College for a 1 PM match in the Class of 1958 Gymnasium. The Owls will be additionally celebrating their lone senior, Nolan Julien,with a Senior Day ceremony.