GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The Dickinson women's volleyball team got their 2021 season off to a strong start as they earned a pair of straight-set victories over non-conference foes Elizabethtown and Montclair State on Friday evening on day one of the Battlefield Classic hosted by Gettysburg College.
Match One - Red Devils 3, Blue Jays 0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-21)
Dickinson fell behind early in set one 4-1, before earning four straight points thanks to three aces from Jenna Schumann. Elizabethtown fought back to tie it on three occasions the final one being at 13-13 thanks to an error from the Red Devils. Hannah Riley, Morgan Biggs, Emma Lange, and Schumann accounted for a 12-2 run to take the first.
The second started much like the first with DC trailing 10-4 at the start. Kills from Jordan Schucker, Lange, Biggs, and Schumann helped the Devils get back to 11-11. Things went nip and tuck for a while after that with the score staying deadlocked at 20-20. A Blue Jay attack error and a kill from Lange sparked the Red Devils the rest of the way for the 25-22 win.
The third set was a seesaw with neither side able to seize control as there would be eight ties to take the score to 15-15. The Blue Jays took a 17-15 edge, before Biggs and Schumann brought Dickinson in front 23-21. Schumann would bring the match to a close with a kill and the 25-21 victory.
Match Two (no live stats) - Red Devils 3, Redhawks 0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-21)
In their second contest of the day Dickinson took care of Montclair State in straight sets.
The Red Devils were led by double-digit kills from Schumann and Riley who posted 12 and 10 respectively. Biggs and Lange each added seven, while Dessie Anne Nietert and Schucker combined for five.
At the net Schucker handed out 35 assists. Lange and Nietert held a bit of a block party accounting for six solo blocks and one assisted.
Christina Chu paced the Red and Black in digs with ten, followed by eight each from Schucker and Schumann.
The Red Devils head back to the Battlefield Classic for day two tomorrow to face off with Gallaudet at 10 a.m., followed by a showdown with Messiah slated for 2 p.m.