Volleyball Competes Strongly in Long Week of Games

The Dickinson College Volleyball team had three games throughout the week, facing John Hopkins, Washington College and Bryn Mawr


Matthew O'Haren

Sammi Werner ’21, Sports Editor

The Dickinson College women’s volleyball team faced a long tough week of competing traveling to Johns Hopkins on Thursday, Oct. 10, hosting Washington College on Saturday, Oct. 12, and getting back on the road Monday, Oct. 14 for a matchup against Bryn Mawr. The matches against Johns Hopkins unfortunately resulted in a 0-3 loss but they were able to turn it around for a 3-1 victory against Washington College and a 3-0 victory against Bryn Mawr.  

To begin the busy week, Johns Hopkins was the first opponent. The Blue Jays are currently ranked 12th and have not lost yet this season, setting a record for their school. In many matches in the past the Blue Jays have swept the floor easily against competitors, but it was not as easy against Dickinson who put up a fair fight. The Red Devils put up as strong a fight as they could in the first set, but Johns Hopkins was out in the lead too fast and they maintained this to the end where the Blue Jays found a 25-11 win to start off the set. Dickinson tried to continue their energy into the second set. Early into the second the women of Dickinson had a 7-5 lead thanks to strong players on the Red Devils side. This lead was cut to a tie at 13-13 and continued this way with one team answering back to the other almost all the way to the end. Unfortunately, the Blue Jays secured the set with a three point lead for a 25-22 loss for Dickinson. This was the strongest set of the day as the next one ended with a Blue Jays win in the final set 25-11. Kristin Allgaier ’21 had 19 assists on the day and five digs, followed by teammate Tatiana Lopez ’21 who tallied nine digs for the highest on the team.  

This defeat did not hold the Red Devils back, they instead looked forward to the weekend where they were set to host Washington College. In this match up, the shorewomen came out strong and took the first set with a 25-20 victory. The Red Devils did not take this as a defeat, but instead a reason to regroup and push back harder and they did just this. The next 3 sets were all in favor of the Red Devils, where they took them 25-14, 25-20, and 25-16. Emma Lange ’22 had the strongest stats of the day with 13 kills, the highest for both teams, four digs, and three blocks. She was followed closely behind by Morgan Briggs ’22 who put up 11 kills, three digs, and one block of her own. Dickinson led the way in blocks with 9.5 compared to Washington Colleges 5.5, finding the lead with digs as well with 67 compare to 31.  

The success from the weekend carried over to Monday against Bryn Mawr where Dickinson was ready to compete. The Red Devils won three quick sets to secure the overall victory with 25-13, 25-8, and 25-13 scores. They started the lead early in the first set and did not lose it for the rest of the night. The third set was the closest in terms of back and forth scoring but it did not last long as the Red Devils pulled away.  

This win brought the Red Devils to 12-7 overall.