Owls Fly Away From Shorewomen, 3-0

Owls Fly Away From Shorewomen, 3-0

Jenny Lee Tallies Double-Double With 13 Kills and 10 Digs

BRYN MAWR, PA – Host Bryn Mawr College got a match-high 22 kills from Mikecia Witherspoon as the host Owls downed visiting Washington College, 3-0, (25-20, 25-16, 25-20) on Wednesday night at Schwartz Gymnasium in Centennial Conference volleyball action.  The Owls conclude their season at 11-12 overall and 4-6 in conference play, while the Shorewomen drop to 10-19 and 2-7 respectively.

Washington led in the first set, 15-14, when Bryn Mawr took control of the set by scoring six unanswered point to grab a 20-15 lead on a service ace by Emily Takeuchi-Miller.  The Shorewomen would cut the Owls' lead to 23-20 on a kill by freshman setter Lauren White (Huntingtown, MD/Huntingtown).  But the hosts scored the final two points to take the opening set.

Bryn Mawr turned a 4-2 deficit in the second set into a 12-4 lead by rolling off 10 straight points.  The run was capped on an attack error by Washington.  WC cut the lead to 15-11 on a kill by sophomore outside hitter Jenny Lee (Wilmington, DE/Mount Pleasant), but the Owls scored 10 of the final 15 points of the set to clinch the middle set.  Witherspoon recorded a kill to close it out.

The Owls led 9-4 in the third and final set, before the Shorewomen went on an 11-5 run to grab a 15-14 lead on Lee kill.  Bryn Mawr countered with a 9-2 run to grab a 23-17 lead on a Takeuchi-Miller service ace.  Witherspoon ended the set and the match with her 20th kill of the night.

Bryn Mawr's Katie Merrill had a doubled-double with 10 kills and a team-best 13 digs as she was the other Owl in double figures in kills with Witherspoon.  Witherspoon hit .606 in the match to lead all players and had three solo blocks, while assisting on two others.  Emma Wisniewski-Barber handed out 17 assists to lead Bryn Mawr, while Takeuchi-Miller dished out 11 helpers. 

Lee tallied her sixth double-double in her last eight matches for WC with a team-best 13 kills and 10 digs.  White tied Merrill for tops in the match with 13 digs, while sophomore defensive specialist Rita Rivera (Plymouth Meeting, PA/Plymouth-Whitemarsh) added 12 digs.

Washington returns to action on Saturday when they host Dickinson for a 1:00 p.m. Centennial Conference match in the team's home and season finale.