BMC Volleyball Puts Up Good Fight But Falls to Washington College

BMC Volleyball Puts Up Good Fight But Falls to Washington College

BRYN MAWR, Pa. – Washington College picked up a 3-0 victory over Bryn Mawr College on Wednesday night. With the win the Shorewomen improve to 10-1 overall and 1-1 in the conference while Bryn Mawr falls to 1-8 and 0-2 in the Centennial Conference.

Middle Hitter Sienna Burnett led the Owls with 5 total kills, a hitting percentage of .308 out of 13 total attacks. Junior Camille Baechler charged right behind Burnett with 8 total kills, a hitting percentage of .150 and 10 digs for the night.

Washington College started the match on fire, getting out to a 16-8 lead that was powered by 4 kills in the first set. Errors on behalf of Washington College kept the Owls in the game. However the Shorewomen swiftly closed out the set with a 25-16 win.

In the second set, the teams rallied back and forth getting to an early 3-3 tie until Washington College found their rhythm again. Luckily a kill by Sophomore Sienna Burnett gave the team a slight moment and placed them in only two points behind the Shorewomen (6-4). The Owls struggled to serve receive towards the end of the set thanks to great serves from Washington College, the Shorewomen closed out the set with a 25-9 win.

Hustle was the word of the night for the Owls and it shined through in the third set. Coach Reiley stated "there was just a fire within the team tonight". The Owls did not go down easy, battling Washington College to a 16-16 tie in the third set coming back from a two point deficit.  After an attack error by the Shorewomen, Camille Bachler put down a clutch kill for the Owls. This swift comeback from the Owls put the pressure on Washington College leading them into a time out. But even the time out could not put out the Owls' fire, and the next two service aces by Rachael Bacchus proved just that. This gave the Owls even more momentum on their home court allowing them to grasp their first lead of the night (18-16). Unlucky errors from BMC put the ball back in their opponent's court where they closed out the set with a 25-21 win.

The Owls will be back on the road this Saturday in a tri-match against Alvernia University and Gwynedd Mercy in Reading, Pa.