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Lions fall to Notre Dame (Md.) in CSAC Tournament semifinal, 3-0

Lions fall to Notre Dame (Md.) in CSAC Tournament semifinal, 3-0

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Bryn Athyn College women's volleyball team had its 2018 season to a close after a 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 27-25) loss to the College of Notre Dame (Md.) in the semifinal round of the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Tournament.

The Lions—who were in their ever postseason tournament—end the year with a 9-13 overall record. The College of Notre Dame, the tournament's top seed, improves to 25-4 overall and will host Keystone College in the CSAC Tournament final on Saturday.

Allaina Brock led the Lions offense with five kills and a .267 attack percentage, while Hannah Dewees added four kills. Chloe Levan posted three service aces. On the defensive side, Lex Juritsch and Dewees recorded eight digs a piece.

Bryn Athyn stormed out to a quick 4-1 set-one advantage thanks a run of four straight points. The host Gators answered back with 13 of the next 16 points to open up a 14-7 lead. An Amber Wood kill sparked a 6-1 surge that brought the Lions back within 15-13. Notre Dame managed to regain a seven-point cushion (22-15) and used that momentum to win the set.

Notre Dame led set two from start to finish and put together a .480 attack percentage. The Gators had a 15-3 kill advantage in the set.

The Lions regrouped at the beginning of set three and got out to a 4-1 lead on a Levan ace. After falling behind 11-9 later in the set, Bryn Athyn scored four straight points on Notre Dame errors to go back in front 13-11. Bryn Athyn managed to widen the gap to 17-13 on another Gator attack error. After Notre Dame came back to tie the set at 18, the end of the set became a nip-and-tuck affair that featured seven ties. With the score tied at 25, Bryn Athyn committed back-to-back errors to give the match to the Gators.

Sarah Sweet paced the Notre Dame offense with 15 kills and a .407 attack percentage. Kayleigh Davis contributed 13 kills and nine digs.