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Volleyball Takes Sweep over Bryn Mawr

Sydney Miller
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HAVERFORD, Pa.  – The Haverford College volleyball team posted a true total team effort on Wednesday night inside the Gooding  '84 Arena, with all 16 players on the roster etching a spot on the box score and contributing to the 3-0 victory over Bi-Co neighbor Bryn Mawr (25-19, 25-17, 25-21). Haverford is now 11-16 overall on the season (4-5 CC) while the Owls fall to 6-16 (0-9 CC).

Dina Kosyagin had seven kills to pace the Fords, while Sydney Miller notched 17 assists off the bench. Sara Matsumura grabbed 13 digs and tallied four service aces. Julia Gallagher-Teske contributed three total blocks to move to 296 denials for her career.

In the first set, Haverford hit .244, but the Owls were able to hang tough, trailing by just one at 18-17. The Fords pulled that advantage to 22-18, with an Isabel Schwam service ace leading to a Bryn Mawr timeout. Haverford put things away at 25-19, with Sara Matsumura overseeing a run that included a service ace to claim the set.

In the second, the Fords sprinted out to a 5-0 advantage behind two kills from Kosyagin. The advantage eventually stretched to 21-10, and the Fords started to mix in a larger group of substitutes with the lead in hand, cruising to victory at 25-17.

The final set saw Bryn Mawr show the exact type of fight it had in the first set, keeping things close in the early goings despite a strong Haverford attack. A kill from Gallagher-Teske followed by a fruitful Kendall Robison attack gave Haverford an 18-14 lead, and the Fords later put the match away for good with a 4-0 run to take a 23-16 advantage. Caroline Baldwin eventually gave Haverford the 25-21 victory with a kill to seal the sweep. 

Mary Frances Gaston made her collegiate debut in the match, with two digs and two assists. Robison also contributed the first block of her career while Taylor Seid registered a service ace, the first of her career. 

Jessie Zong had six kills to lead Bryn Mawr. Jane Rand had eight assists and seven digs in an all-around effort while Nicole Wood contributed 17 digs. Sienna Burnett had three total blocks for the Owls.

The Fords will now wrap up the season on Saturday at Hood Trophy rival Swarthmore. First serve is slated for 1 p.m. at the Tarble Pavilion.