Volleyball Knocks Off Bears and Profs on Saturday

Volleyball Knocks Off Bears and Profs on Saturday

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – The Dickinson volleyball team snapped their two-game skid with a pair of victories on Saturday afternoon knocking off Ursinus College in straight sets in a Centennial Conference clash, before dispatching of Rowan University in four.

Match One – Red Devils 3, Bears 0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-20)

Dickinson took a commanding 11-2 lead to start the first set thanks to kills from Morgan Biggs, Christina Chu, Hanna Riley, and Jenna Schumann. The next eight points were shared with Emma Popham and Schumann making it 15-6. An ace by Caroline Sherman pulled the Bears within 20-12, but Emma Lange and Biggs would record kills to close out the 25-15 win.

Ursinus began the second strong with a Gabby McGinn kill giving them a 6-5 edge, but a Mathilde Verbitsky ace along with a block and kill from Lange helped DC rally back to grab a 12-8 lead. A kill by Katie Cressman cut it to 17-13, before an assisted block between Lange and Riley bumped it back to five (18-13). McGinn brought the host to 18-16, but then Alexa Barowski, Riley, and Schumann helped the Devils score seven of the final dozen points for the 25-21 victory.

The third saw the Bears lead 3-2 thanks to a Sherman kill. However, DC would go on a 12-4 run with scores coming from Barowski, Biggs, and Lange to jump ahead 14-7 prompting a UC timeout. That sparked the Bears as they went on an 8-3 charge to cut the deficit down to 17-15. Lange would record five straight Devils points and Schumann fired an ace for the final point of the match.

Match Two – Red Devils 3, Profs 1 (25-12, 25-20, 16-25, 25-20)

Biggs, Barowski, Riley, and Schumann got the Devils out to a good start at 8-6. After a miscue made it 8-7, DC responded in a big way with a 11-3 charge thanks to Popham, Lange, Riley, and Schumann to blow the lead out to 19-10. A kill for Natalie Ogden stalled the momentum for a second, before Barowski, Chu, Lange, Popham, and Riley finished off the 25-12 score.

The two sides shared the opening ten points of the second, but then Willow Palmer recorded back-to-back aces followed by kills from Lange and Popham to make it 14-9. Four straight from the Profs brought them within one (14-13), however, Biggs, Lange, and Riley opened the margin back out to 21-17. The Devils kept up the pressure with two kills by Lange and a block from Riley capping off the 25-20 win.

With the score tied 5-5 in the third Lange and Schumann each notched a kill to make it 9-7. Then, the Profs put together a 13-2 run thanks to kills from Brooke Adams, Isabel Kirchner, Brianna Newson, and Ogden to grab a 20-11 advantage. Dickinson chipped away at the margin with Barowski, Biggs, and Riley bringing it down to 21-16. However, Rowan scored four straight to force a fourth set with a 25-16 triumph.

Rowan had the early 9-7 edge in the fourth, before a 10-3 push from the Devils aided by points from Jordan Schucker, Biggs, Lange, and Riley made it 17-12. The Profs kept fights as Adams, Kirchner, and Newson pulled them back to within two at 21-19. However, two Profs errors and a pair of Riley kills ended the match 25-20.

Next on the Court

Dickinson will return to the Kline Center on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. to entertain Gettysburg College in a key Centennial Conference showdown.