Volleyball Falls to Elizabethtown, Swarthmore

Sammi Werner ‘21, Sports Editor 

The Dickinson College women’s volleyball team had a tough last week but did not get discouraged. 

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, the Red Devils hosted Elizabethtown. The first set was close, with small deficits being in place throughout the entirety of the set. Although Dickinson was fighting hard, Elizabethtown took the victory with a 25-19 win.  To continue into the next set the women were determined to bring it back but were unfortunately unable to, losing the next set 14-25. The final set of the match followed the previous pattern with a 16-25 loss for the Red Devils. 

Although this match resulted in a 0-3 loss, each player did not back down and put their best game forward. Tatiana Lopez ’21 led the Red Devils with 16 digs and 4 assists to her teammates. In the same area, Hannah Riley ’22 led in number of kills reaching 8. 

Saturday, Sept. 15, the Red Devils hosted their first game of the centennial conference against Swarthmore. In each of the three sets the women of Swarthmore were first on the score board pulling the scores largely in their direction. The first game was the largest evidence of Swarthmore taking a large initial lead that Dickinson could not bring back resulting in a 12-25 loss for the Red Devils.  

After the loss in this set, the women were determined to fight even harder for victory in the next two. Regardless of the immense effort of the women of Dickinson, both sets were lost with a 19-25 loss and 20-25 loss, and overall 0-3 defeat for the match. Each set, although they were lost by the Red Devils, brought about a much smaller deficit showing their ability to highlight and focus on teamwork. When the women put their mind to a goal they were able to achieve it to some degree and will continue to act upon this for the remainder of the season.  

This past week of play brought Dickinson’s overall record to 4-7 and 0-1 in the Centennial conference. We wish the women the best of luck as they head to Franklin and Marshall this upcoming, Thursday, Sept. 20.