The Bryn Mawr volleyball program took home another win today in their matchup against the University of Valley Forge winning in straight sets (25-14, 25-12, 25-16). Throughout the match, the Owls racked up impressive statistics with Elise Perry and Sydney Collins each hitting seven kills and teammate Anna Dravk serving six aces.
It was clear from the first point of the match that the Owls were prepared to take their fourth win of the season as the Owls won the first point of the game through a beautiful service ace by Abigail Koppisch. However, the University of Valley Forge clearly wanted a win for themselves. Both teams traded points back and forth until Sydney Collins hit an incredible kill to break the 6-6 tie. This kill was followed by a five-point rally, two of which were service aces by the hands of Anna Dravk. Valley Forge battled hard to close the gap, with Bryn Mawr only in the lead by one point at 14-13. At this moment, Bryn Mawr stepped it up, only allowing the Patriots to win one additional point before closing the first set 25-14.
Bryn Mawr began the second set on rocky footing as the Owls hit two attack errors in the first two points. However, the team flipped the set on its head by following those errors with kills by Orli McGuire-Berk and Elise Perry. Leading 4-2, the Owls went on a five-point run to lead 10-5. The Patriots captured the next point after an attack error by the Owls, but in exciting fashion, Bryn Mawr followed up their error with another nice rally, this time putting together a run of seven points. As the Owls led 17-6, Valley Forge tried to fight back, but Bryn Mawr soon won the second set with a thirteen-point lead.
The Owls had thoughts of another win rushing through their heads as the players returned to the court for the third, and eventual final set. Taking an early lead of four points in the third set, the Owls proved to be the stronger team of the match. Throughout the third set, Bryn Mawr served a total of five aces, two by Anna Dravk, and one each by Orli McGuire-Berk, Abigail Koppisch, and Katharine Briggs.
Bryn Mawr will return to the court on Friday to face off against Penn St.-Abington for their third away match this season.