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Lions storm past Cyclones for CSAC sweep

Lions storm past Cyclones for CSAC sweep

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – The Bryn Athyn College women's volleyball team picked up its third consecutive road victory by knocking off host Centenary (N.J.) 3-0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-16) in a Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) clash Saturday morning in Reeves Gym.

The Lions (7-8, 3-1 CSAC) overwhelmed the host Cyclones (0-11, 0-3 CSAC) as they owned advantages in kills (32-18), hitting percentage (.275 to -0.027), and service aces (13-5). The .275 attack percentage is Bryn Athyn's second-best percentage of the season. Bryn Athyn is 6-0 when posting at least 10 service aces.

Hannah Dewees led all players in the match with nine kills and a season-high .471 attack percentage. Lex Juritsch had seven kills while hitting a season-best .375, and nine digs. Chloe Levan paced the Lions at the service line with a match-best eight aces and added a match-high 10 digs. Jenessa Lombardi tallied 24 assists and six digs.

With the opening set level at nine, Bryn Athyn used a 15-5 surge to storm away from Centenary and open up a 24-14 lead. Dewees recorded four kills, while Juritsch added three during the run. The Lions also had four aces.

Bryn Athyn faced some adversity at the start of set two as Centenary scored the first three points of the set. The Lions managed to hang around and then put 10-3 run, that included two Juritsch aces, to pull ahead 17-11. Bryn Athyn scored the final four points of the set, three on Levan aces.

Thanks to a 4-0 run to start the final set, Bryn Athyn never trailed in the third set. The Lions recorded a .222 hitting percentage and forced Centenary into a -0.115 attack percentage. Levan had three aces and two kills during the set.

Katie Alvarez and Ameila Rodriguez each had four kills to lead Centenary, while Melissa Krueger had three kills, nine assists, and two aces.

Bryn Athyn returns to Asplundh Field House to host CSAC foe Cairn on Dig Pink Night on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.