LA PLUME, Pa. – Led by the three-headed attack of Briana Cliney, Hannah Dewees, and Lex Juritsch, the Bryn Athyn College women's volleyball team picked up a five-set victory (25-23, 25-11, 21-25, 20-25, 15-11) over Keystone College in a Colonial States Athletic Conference match Saturday afternoon.
Cliney recorded a team-high 15 kills—two shy of her season and career high—while hitting .375. Dewees racked up 12 kills and 17 digs for her sixth double-double of the season, while Juritsch contributed 10 kills and 17 digs to notch her second double-double this year.
Chloe Levan had a match-best 26 digs.
Bryn Athyn (7-13, 5-3 CSAC) went on an 11-1 run to go from trailing 9-8 to leading 19-10 on a Cliney kill in the opening set. Cliney led the run with three kills, while Juritsch added a pair. Keystone (7-10, 6-3 CSAC) answered back with a 13-4 surge of its own to come back and tie the set at 23. Dewees got the Lions back on track and ended the set with a kill and service ace.
Dewees had five kills and Juritsch recorded three kills as Bryn Athyn stormed out to a 16-6 lead in set two. Keystone managed to briefly close to the gap single digits (20-11) before Bryn Athyn scored the final five points of the set, including two Cliney kills and one of four Clayshonia Cogmon kills. Bryn Athyn hit .333 (14-3-33) in the set, while Keystone was at -0.059 (5-7-34).
The Lions owned a 12-10 advantage when the Giants ran off nine of the third set's next 10 points to pull ahead 19-13. After Keystone took a set-high 24-17 lead, Bryn Athyn strung together four straight points, including kills from Allaina Brock, Jenessa Lombardi, and Cliney, to get within three. Keystone won the set on the next point, a Bryn Athyn attack error.
Keystone never trailed in the fourth set as the Giants evened the match at two sets each. Once Keystone opened up a 12-5 lead, Bryn Athyn managed to cut the margin to three on multiple occasions. The Giants had 18 kills in the set, while the Lions only had seven.
Brock snapped an 8-8 tie with a kill and jumped started a 3-0 run that gave the Lions an 11-8 lead. Keystone closed the Bryn Athyn lead to 13-11, but Bryn Athyn won the final two points of the match, claiming match point on Brock's fifth and final kill. Cilney had three kills in the final set, while Brock had two.
Keystone received 22 kills and 18 digs from Nathalie Ortiz and 14 kills from Natalie Daley.
Bryn Athyn closes out the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Cairn at 11 a.m.