Owls Volleyball Battles Gettysburg in Tough Conference Contest

Owls Volleyball Battles Gettysburg in Tough Conference Contest

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr volleyball team was back in action Saturday afternoon for another tough Centennial Conference match. This time, the Owls traveled to central PA to take on the Bullets of Gettysburg College, who carried a 15-1 overall record into today's action. Despite a good fight from the Owls, including a very solid effort in the third set, Gettysburg ultimately claimed a 3-0 win on the day. Nolan Julien led the way for Bryn Mawr with 10 assists on the afternoon while Camille Baechler posted seven kills. Gettysburg spread the offense around a deep rotation of players, with Allie Stranick leading the Bullets with eight kills.

Bryn Mawr fell behind early on in the first frame, and before the Owls could catch their breath, they found themselves trailing 14-2. Kills from Sienna Burnett and Camille Baechler helped the Owls chip away at that deficit, but Gettysburg used another 8-0 run to cruise out to an easy 25-6 win in the first frame.

The Owls got off to a much better start in the second set. Julien started off the set with an ace, and then after a few Gettysburg points, Bryn Mawr put together a good rally of their own. Several Gettysburg errors contributed to that run, and kills from Burnett and Baechler put the Owls right on the heels of the hosts at 7-10. Unfortunately, Bryn Mawr would score just one more point in the rest of the set, losing the frame by a 25-8 score.

Three straight kills helped Bryn Mawr open the third set on the front foot. Burnett, Delia Landers, and Baechler each tallied points for the Owls. Later, a Bullets error and a service ace from Rachael Bacchus gave Bryn Mawr a 6-5 lead early on in the frame. Baechler and Burnett continued to pace Bryn Mawr's offensive efforts, with each getting more kills on the set. With Bryn Mawr trailing 14-10 midway through the set, Burnett and Bacchus paired up for back-to-back kills, and then Burnett posted a pair of service aces as well. That helped the Owls tie the frame back up at 17-17. However, Gettysburg managed to rally late, winning three straight points at the end to claim the third set 25-20 and win the match 3-0.

Bryn Mawr will be back in action when the calendar flips to October, with the Owls' first contest of the new month coming on Wednesday. The Owls will travel to Muhlenberg on the fourth for a Wednesday night tilt against their Centennial Conference opponents, with gametime next week slated for 7:00 PM.