CARLISLE, Pa. - The Dickinson women's volleyball team had their two-game winning streak brought to a halt on Saturday afternoon as the Red Devils suffered their first home loss of the 2021 campaign falling to the visiting Haverford College Fords in Centennial Conference play. The Fords took the match by scores of 25-20, 25-21, and 25-21.
The two sides shared the opening ten points of the match, before kills from Emma Lange, Hanna Riley, and Jenna Schumann aided a 7-4 home push to take an 11-8 edge. After the teams exchanged errors, the visitors went to work with Tea Kuzbari and Taylor Jones putting together a 9-2 charge to grab an 18-14 advantage. Dickinson closed to within two twice on an error (18-16) and a Schumann kill (20-18), but a 5-2 run by the Fords capped off by an ace for Juliet Young took the first 25-20.
Haverford carried the momentum into the second taking an early 8-4 lead with Morgan Biggs and Riley accounting for the Red Devils points. With Elise Butler on the service line, Dickinson brought the energy back into the Kline Center crowd with two kills by Lange, a Butler ace and an assisted block between Jordan Schucker and Lange moved the home side in front 11-8. Scores from Butler and Schucker kept the gap at three (14-11). However, that sparked the Fords with Jadyn Elliott, Abby Holland, and Dina Kosyagin combining for a 10-2 charge making it 21-16. Two aces from Riley and a Lange kill made it 22-20, but it was not enough as a Kosyagin kill wrapped up the frame at 25-21.
Dickinson got off to a solid start in the third taking an 8-5 edge thanks to Biggs, Lange, and Riley. Haverford picked up the ensuing four points to move in front 9-8, before DC got kills from Lange and Schumann to draw level at 11-11. The Fords took a 14-11 edge on a DC error, but Lange and Riley were determined to keep the Red Devils alive as they pulled the home side back within 18-16. Unfortunatley, it would not be enough as Alexa Barowski, Lange, and Schumann added points, but Kendall Otridge put away the final kill of the day at 25-21.
Next on the Court
Dickinson returns to the Kline Center on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. as they host the Franklin & Marshall College Diplomats in a huge Centennial Conference clash.