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Women's volleyball falls to Cairn 3-0

Women's volleyball falls to Cairn 3-0

LANGHORNE, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College women's volleyball team ended non-conference play with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-12) loss to host Cairn University Tuesday night Mason Activity Center.

Alexis Juritsch led the Lions with seven kills and 14 digs, both team highs. Hannah Dewees contributed five kills and 12 digs. Amber Wood tallied 17 assists and six digs.

Bryn Athyn nearly erased an early six-point deficit with a 6-1 run, which included a pair of Juritsch kills, to close the gap to 12-11 on an Anja Weisser kill. Leading 13-12, Cairn (6-17) reclaimed its grasp on the set by scoring 11 of the next 13 points to take its first double-digit lead, 24-14.

A Highlander setting error gave the Lions a 3-2 lead at the start of the second set. Cairn used a 16-5 surge to grab a double-double advantage, 18-8. The advantage grew to a set-high 12 points when Cairn rattled off three straight points to make the score 21-9.

Cairn got off to a fast start in the final set, taking an 18-5 lead. The Highlanders pushed the advantage to 15 (22-7) with a 3-0 burst. Bryn Athyn answered back with three consecutive points to close the gap to 24-12.

Lyntia Gwess posted a match-high 10 kills and a .556 attack percentage for the Highlanders. Haley Sheehan added seven kills and 14 digs.

Bryn Athyn (1-18) finishes up the 2017 season with a North Eastern Athletic Conference match on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Wells College at noon.