Diplomats Win Third Straight

Diplomats Win Third Straight

LANCASTER, Pa.—Franklin & Marshall won its third straight match Tuesday night, defeating Bryn Mawr 3-1 in Centennial Conference (CC) volleyball action.  The Diplomats (5-7, 3-0 CC) also snapped the Owls' four match winning streak.

F&M raced out to a 2-0 lead, posting 25-10 and 25-12 victories in the first two sets.  The Owls (6-8, 2-1 CC) came back to take the third set 25-22, before the Diplomats closed out the match with a 25-14 victory in the fourth set.

Julie Harvey and Sydney Seydel paced the Diplomats attack, combining for 17 of the 37 kills the team had in the match.  The Diplomats also tallied 16 service aces, led by Kerry Rom, Katy May, and Stephanie Armstrong with four each.  Defensively, May and Lis Power led the way, teaming up for 15 of the squads' 36 digs.  In addition, the Diplomats recorded 13 blocks.

Franklin & Marshall returns to the court tomorrow night when they visit Swarthmore in a rematch of the 2010 CC Championship match.  The match begins at 7 p.m.

Franklin & Marshall def. Bryn Mawr 25-10,25-12,22-25,25-14

Bryn Mawr (6-8, 2-1 CC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Katie Merrill 13-0-2; Mikecia Witherspoon 7-1-3; Victoria Peltonen 3-0-0; Hannah Rosebrock 2-0-0; E Takeuchi-Miller 1-0-0; Ellen Chiu 0-0-1; Shannon Murphy 0-0-1; Totals 26-1-5.0. (Assists) - Danielle Preziuso 12. (Dig leaders) - Hannah Rosebrock 9; Mikecia Witherspoon 8

Franklin & Marshall (5-7, 3-0 CC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Julie Harvey 9-0-6; Sydney Seydel 8-0-4; Kerry Rom 6-4-4; Jian Lipowcan 6-0-2; Heather Letzkus 3-0-5; Caroline Hubbard 2-0-4; Ellana Benabou 2-0-0; Meghan Hubert 1-0-0; Stephanie Armstrong 0-4-0; Caitlin Krutsick 0-3-0; Lis Power 0-1-0; Katy May 0-4-0; Totals 37-16-13.0. (Assists) - Caroline Hubbard 21. (Dig leaders) - Katy May 8; Lis Power 7