CHESTERTOWN, M.D. – Looking to end their four-game losing streak, the Bryn Mawr volleyball team headed down to Maryland Wednesday night to face Washington College in a Centennial Conference battle. While the Owls got some momentum going early in the first set, the Shorewomen came out on top with dominant performances in the second and third sets, causing Bryn Mawr to fall 0-3. Nicole Wood led for the Owls with eight kills as Sydney Collins nabbed 12 assists.
As the first set got started, it appeared to be a tale of two evenly matched squads with the Shorewomen and Owls neck in neck for the better part of the first half. With Bryn Mawr capitalizing on numerous errors from Washington College, plus kills from Zoe Boxill and Wood, the scoreboard rose to 7-9. This was immediately followed by the launch of an offensive attack by the Owls that saw Thandie Eversley pick up a kill and back-to-back aces from Sydney Munnerlyn, eventually giving Bryn Mawr the lead at 10-9. This lead would reach 15-12 before the Shorewomen responded with an attack of their own to go on a nine-point run and up the score to 15-21. The Owls fought back off errors yet again, in addition to another kill by Wood and ace from Boxill, but it was not enough as Washington College's Jenna Daunoras picked up the final point with a kill to claimed the set 21-25.
Despite a loss in the first set, Bryn Mawr looked to keep momentum going as they'd go toe-to-toe for points with Washington College in the second set. The Shorewomen took the lead at 3-4, but between errors from Washington College and two kills from Wood, the Owls remained in the game and hoped to take back the lead. However, the Shorewomen went on an eight-point run, picking up five kills, to bring the score to 9-20. Bryn Mawr looked to get something started, earning easy points off opposing errors, but a kill from Washington College's Jordan Fairchild cemented a second set win for the Shorewomen, 13-25.
In the third set, Washington College pulled ahead very quickly going up 0-18 before Bryn Mawr landed their first point off a kill from Wood. The Owls looked to forge a comeback regardless of the deficit as Wood earned another kill and two more from Boxill, but the Shorewomen edged the Owls 10-25 to claim victory.
The team looks forward to a week off from competition before they head back to the Class of 1958 Gym on Wednesday, October 13 to face Ursinus. Gametime is slated for 7:00 PM.