BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College women's volleyball team closed out its 2017 home schedule with a 3-1 (25-12, 23-25, 25-22, 25-17) Senior Day loss to the University of Valley Forge Thursday night in Asplundh Field House.
Prior to the start of the match, the Lions honor their only senior Anja Weisser.
Hannah Dewees recorded her first double-double of the season as she racked up a team-high 10 kills and a season-high 10 digs. Alexis Jurtisch had nine kills to go with a team-high 17 digs. Amber Wood notched her second straight double-double as she finished up with 24 assists and 11 digs.
The first set was all Valley Forge (17-7) as the Patriots—who never trailed in the set—racked up 12 kills and a .391 attack percentage. Bryn Athyn had only five kills and hit just. 048.
Bryn Athyn trailed 17-11 midway through the second set after Valley Forge went on a 7-1 run. Then, the Lions roared back with seven straight points, capped by a Lydia Langlotz kill, to reclaim a one-point lead 18-17. After Valley Forge went back up by two (22-20), Bryn Athyn scored five of the final six points to rally and win the set on a Juritsch kill.
The momentum the Lions had at the end of set two carried over to the third set and helped Bryn Athyn storm out to a 13-6 lead. With the Lions up 14-16, Valley Forge ran off seven straight points move ahead 21-16. Bryn Athyn answered with five consecutive points to tie the set at 21 on a Dewees kill. The Patriots won four of the last five points to lead a 2-1 match lead.
In the final set, Valley Forge pulled away with a 17-5 run to open the set. Bryn Athyn put together a late 11-4 surge, which included two Juritsch kills, to trim the deficit to 21-16. The Patriots ended the match with a 4-1 run.
Megan Bard led Valley Forge with 20 kills and 12 digs, while Megan Freed had 19 kills and 14 digs.
Bryn Athyn (1-17) heads to Cairn for a non-conference match on Tuesday, 24 at 7 p.m.