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Women's volleyball back at .500 with 3-0 sweep over Cheyney

Women's volleyball back at .500 with 3-0 sweep over Cheyney

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – Hannah Dewees posted 12 kills and a .409 hitting percentage as the Bryn Athyn College women's volleyball team is back at .500 thanks to a 3-0 (25-8, 25-18, 25-7) victory over Cheyney University in a non-conference match Thursday night in Asplundh Field House.

Lex Juritsch had four kills and six digs, while Clayshonia Cogmon recorded three kills. Jenessa Lombardi turned in 18 assists and three service aces. Chloe Levan racked up six digs and three aces.

As a team, Bryn Athyn (3-3) hit a season-best .345 and had 14 service aces.

The Lions put together a strong first half, recorded 10 kills and only one error on 22 attempts. Led by two service aces and a kill from Dewees, Bryn Athyn snapped a two-all tie with an 11-1 surge to open up a 13-3 lead. Wood and Juritsch each added a kill. A 6-0 run, which included three straight Levan aces, extended the advantage to 22-7.

Four straight points midway through the second set, three on Cheyney (0-2) errors, allowed the Lions to pull away and take a 13-9 advantage. Cheyney managed to close the gap to three, but Bryn Athyn five of the final six points in the set, including the final three in a row, to take a 2-0 set lead.

Bryn Athyn quickly put the final set away as the Lions, led by three Dewees kills, scored the first nine points of the set. After Cheyney scored back-to-back points, the Lions ran off eight more points, two on Cogmon kills to push the lead to 17-2.

Virshawna Campbell had eight kills and five digs to lead the Wolves.

Bryn Athyn has a quick turnaround to prepare for its next match as the Lions make the short trip to Penn State Abington for a non-conference match on Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.