CARLISLE, Pa. - The Dickinson volleyball team got Centennial Conference play off to a good start and won their fourth consecutive match with a straight-set win over the visiting Muhlenberg College Mules on Saturday afternoon at the Kline Center. The Red Devils won by set scores of 25-13, 25-15, 25-15.
Dickinson began the match extremely strong with Dessie Anne Nietert, Hannah Riley, Jordan Schucker, and Jenna Schumann staking the Devils out to a 5-0 lead. Esmae Oehler earned the visitor's first point, before Morgan Biggs, Emma Lange and Schumann answered back to push the advantage to 14-5. Emma Eglinton and Alyssa Faville cut it to 17-9, but Lange and Schumann added scores to aid an 8-4 push to end the set 25-13.
The second game began very nip and tuck with the two sides sharing the early points at 8-8. The with Lange on the service line the Red Devils went to work with Schucker and Schumann putting away kills, while Lange added three points during a 7-0 charge to take a 15-8 advantage. An error by DC halted the run for a moment before Elise Butler and Schumann notched four straight points extending the margin to 19-9. The Mules kept fighting scoring six of the following seven points to chip away at the deficit. However, Lange, Riley, and Schumann picked up the final five points for the 25-15 win.
Dickinson took command of the third frame early with Biggs, Nietert, Riley, and Schucker giving the home side an 8-4 lead. An assisted Mules block made it 8-5, but Biggs, Lange, Nietert, Schucker, and Schumann embarked on an 8-4 sprint to grab a seven-point edge at 16-9. Two straight Devils miscues woke the attack back up with Riley and Lange each putting down two kills stretching the gap to 22-12. The teams split the final six points of the match with Riley and Schumann accounting for the final scores of the 25-15 victory.
The Red Devils continue Centennial Conference action on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. when they head to Baltimore for a date with Johns Hopkins.