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Lions fall in tough three-set match at King's (Pa.)

Lions fall in tough three-set match at King's (Pa.)

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Outside hitter Hannah Dewees tied her season-high of 14 kills for the Bryn Athyn College women's volleyball team in a tough 3-0 loss (25-21, 25-20, 25-13) to host King's (Pa.) College in a non-conference match Friday afternoon in McGrane Gymnasium.

Briana Cliney added seven kills and three block assists, while Lex Juritsch had five kills and a team-high 11 digs. Jenessa Lombardi contributed 24 assists.

Bryn Athyn (4-4), who was down by as many as 10 in the opening set, trailed 21-12 when Dewees went off on a personal 5-0 run—that included four straight service aces—to pull the Lions within 21-17. A bad set by the Monarchs (10-3) allowed Bryn Athyn to get as close as 23-20.

In set two, a Dewees kill, one of nine she had during the set, gave Bryn Athyn its first lead of the set at 11-10. King's answered back with eight of the next 10 points to jump in front 18-13.

The Lions hung stuff in the early stages of the final set, rattling off three consecutive points to level the set at eight on a Clayshonia Cogmon kill. A King's attack error a few points later would put Bryn Athyn ahead, 10-9. The momentum would be short-lived as King's scored 11 points in a row to take a 10-point lead.

Rachel Miller recorded a match-high 19 kills to lead the King's offense, while Wiatt Hoffman racked up 38 assists.

Bryn Athyn was a quick turnaround to get ready for the Gywnedd Mercy Tri-March on Saturday, Sept. 22. The Lions face Bryn Mawr at noon and then will take on the host Griffins at 2 p.m.