YORK, Pa. - Despite a season-high 13 kills from Morgan Biggs the Dickinson volleyball team suffered a 3-0 setback in their non-conference finale on the road at York (Pa.) on Thursday night. The Spartans took the match by scores of 25-23, 26-24, and 25-22.
The Devils began the match strong with two kills from Biggs and a combination block by Emma Lange along with Biggs gave the visitors a 5-3 edge. Back-to-back Spartan points drew them level at 5-5, before Alexa Barowski Jenna Schumann, and Lange supplied offense to give DC the 14-12 advantage. York then ripped off eight of the next nine points thanks to Alyssa Mott, Megan Rizzi, Sydney Wilber, and Tyler Williams to jump in front 20-15. Kills by Hanna Riley and Lange aided a 4-0 DC push to close within 20-19, however, YCP answered with a 4-1 push of their own to make it 24-20. Three consecutive Biggs kills made it 24-23, but Claire Shorb put down the final kill of the set.
Biggs and Lange got the Devils out to a fast start in the second as they took a 6-3 lead. Rizzi put away three kills during a 7-2 run for the home side to claim a slim 10-8 edge. Dickinson fought back with scores from Barowski, Biggs, and Lange to storm back ahead 15-13. Two aces by Williams brought YCP to the lead at 16-15. An Elise Butler kill and an ace from Lange pulled DC even 19-19. Dickinson then swung the momentum back in their favor with scores from Jordan Schucker, Biggs, Lange, and Riley making it 24-21. Unfortunately, York picked up the following five points with a kill from Wilber wrapping up a 26-24 win.
The two sides were nip and tuck at the beginning of the third set with Biggs, Riley, and Schumann recording kills to knot the score at 11-11. Rizzi and Williams mounted a 5-1 push to take a 16-12 advantage. DC chipped away at the deficit with Biggs and Lange putting down kills to cut the deficit down to 17-15. Rizzi, Williams, and Wilber brought the energy back into Wolf Gymnasium with a 5-1 run to make it 22-16. However, the Devils would not go quietly as Emma Popham, Barowski, and Riley scored on six of the ensuing seven points closing the margin to one, 23-22. The Spartans would pick up the next two points to finish off the set and match.
Next on the Court
Dickinson will close out the 2021 campaign on Saturday when they host Washington College (Md.) at 1 p.m. on Senior Day.