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Lions cruise to Senior Night sweep of CSAC foe Saint Elizabeth

Lions cruise to Senior Night sweep of CSAC foe Saint Elizabeth

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College women's volleyball team closed out its home slate for the 2019 season with a dominating 3-0 (25-11, 25-10, 25-16) Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) victory over The College of Saint Elizabeth on Senior Night Wednesday night in Asplundh Field House.

Prior to the start of the match, the women's volleyball team honored its two senior players: Hannah Dewees and Lex Juritsch.

Bryn Athyn (6-13, 4-3 CSAC) had only 21 kills in the match—the lowest total in a win this season—but did a lot of damage at the service line with a season-high 15 service aces. The Lions were also helped out by 26 Eagle attack errors and an additional 11 service errors.

Briana Cliney recorded six kills and a career-high five service aces, while Dewees racked up six kills and six digs. Jenessa Lombardi contributed 11 assists, a team-high seven digs, three kills, and two aces. Chloe Levan had six aces and six digs.

Bryn Athyn had 10 kills, just one attack error, and six service aces on its way to a set-win victory. The Lions held a 5-4 lead when Clayshonia Cogmon's first kill of the match jump-started a 16-4 surge that allowed Bryn Athyn to move ahead 21-8. Levan had four straight aces during the run, while Cliney added a pair of aces. Dewees contributed two kills to the cause.

In the second set, Bryn Athyn had more service aces (five) than kills (four) as the Lions moved ahead two sets to zero. Cliney had two kills and two aces, while Dewees added one kill and one ace. Cogmon recorded Bryn Athyn's other kill. Saint Elizabeth (7-9, 3-4 CSAC) committed 13 attack errors and three service aces in the set.

Bryn Athyn's serve receive struggled to begin the third set, surrendering aces on the first three points, and the Lions would fall behind 5-0. Trailing 6-1, the Lions, with the help of seven Eagle errors, when on an 11-3 run to take a 12-9 lead. Thanks to a 7-2 run later in the set, Bryn Athyn pushed the gap to 21-13 on an Alliana Brock kills. Lombardi ended the match with an ace.

Stephanie Mitarotonda paced the Eagles with eight kills, 10 digs, and three aces.

Bryn Athyn is on the road of the final two matches on the regular season. The Lions' penultimate match comes on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Keystone at 1 p.m.