Volleyball Topples Harrisburg in Four Sets

Volleyball Topples Harrisburg in Four Sets

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Senior Jenna Schumann recorded a career-high 18 kills as the Dickinson volleyball team rallied back from a first-set loss to defeat the host Penn State Harrisburg by a 3-1 score on Tuesday night in non-conference action. The Devils won by scores of 22-25, 25-23, 25-19, and 25-23.

Penn State got out to a 6-1 lead before a Hanna Riley ace pulled the Devils back to within 6-5. A 9-4 push by the Lions extended the gap to 15-9 with Alexa Barowski and Schumann supplying the DC offense. Dickinson stormed back with an 11-5 run thanks to kills by Emma Lange, Hanna Riley, and Schumann to bring the Devils all the way to level at 20-20. Cheyanna Buckingham, Tori Henderson, Melanie Sheaffer, and Tiniira Tubo capped the set by winning five of the final seven points for the 25-22 victory.

The teams began the second set neck-and-neck as the score would be locked at 7-7, before Barowski, Riley, and Schumann pushed DC in front 11-9. Olivia Koicuba, Anna Ruff, Buckingham, and Tubo mounted an 8-2 charge to take a 17-13 advantage. Morgan Biggs, Jordan Schucker, Lange, and Schumann each recorded kills during 7-3 Devils gallop to claim the 20-19 edge. PSU would fight back to tie the score twice at 20-20 and 22-22, prior to kills from Lange and Riley finishing off a 25-23 win. 

Elise Butler, Barowski, Biggs, Riley, and Schumann got Dickinson off to a solid start in the third as they all put away kills to grab a 13-7 advantage. Biggs, Lange, and Schumann kept up the pressure for the Devils as they stretched the margin out to seven at 19-12. Two kills by Tubo and a solo from Henderson helped the Lions cut the gap to 21-17. However, a pair of Lange kills bookended the set for the 25-19 triumph. 

Penn State had the momentum early in the fourth taking an 8-4 lead thanks to five different players recording kills. DC then took command it seemed as Schumann put away five kills, while Biggs, Riley, and Schucker each added one as the Devils went on an 11-2 rampage to seize a 15-10 edge.  Six Dickinson attacking miscues allowed the Lions to claw their way back into the set as they took a slim 17-16 lead. Biggs, Barowski, Lange, Schucker, and Schumann helped the Devils rally back to setup match point at 24-20. Alyssa Snyder and Tubo made sure Harrisburg did not go quietly as they pulled within 24-23, but Schumann notched her 18th kill of the night for the win.

Next on the Court

The Devils will head to York College (Pa.) on Thursday night for a 7 p.m. first serve.