MEDIA, Pa. -- Playing its first home match in over two weeks, the Penn State Brandywine volleyball team knocked off Penn State Lehigh Valley by a score of 3-0 (25-7, 25-15, 25-20) on Saturday afternoon to improve to 7-2 overall and 2-0 in league play.
Aided by three blocks and two kills from Hannah Sarafinas (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West), Brandywine ran away with the first set. The Lions scored the final 14 points of the frame, capped off by Lauren Kelly's (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East) ace.
Brandywine pulled away midway through the second set, using three aces from Nicolette Napoleon (Springfield, Pa./Penn Charter) and kills from Kelly and Rikelle Taylor (Nottingham, Pa./Solanco) to extend their lead to 19-11. Lehigh Valley would not get the deficit smaller than seven points the rest of the way.
Lehigh Valley led 13-10 during the final set, but four-straight points, including two aces from Sullivan Stark (Middletown, Del./William Penn) gave Brandywine a lead it would not relinquish. The Lions tallied six of the final eight points with Stark finishing off the match by tallying her fourth ace of the game.
Brandywine totaled 23 aces as a team led by six from Napoleon. Sarafinas, Nikki Poissant (Aston, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara) and Becca Civera (Boothwyn, Pa./Chichester) all recorded three.
Stark added 21 assists, while Poissant topped the team with 10 kills. Napoleon added six kills and Sarafinas finished with four.
Kelly collected eight digs, while Civera, Napoleon, Poissant and Randi Gassaway (Detroit, Mich./East English Village Prep) each posted five. Sarafinas totaled four blocks.
Brandywine is back on its home court on Monday against Bryn Athyn at 7:00 pm.
June 11, 2018 Brandywine Places Fourth In USCAA Director’s Cup
November 13, 2017 Poissant Earns Second USCAA All-American Award
November 10, 2017 Volleyball Season Concludes With Pair of Setbacks At USCAA Tournament
November 9, 2017 Lions Drop Two On Day One At USCAA Volleyball Tournament
November 8, 2017 Brandywine’s Fall Conference Champions Set For USCAA Championships
November 1, 2017 Three Brandywine Athletes Earn Final PSUAC Fall Weekly Awards
October 30, 2017 Fall Teams Headed To State College For PSUAC Championships
October 28, 2017 No. 1 Brandywine Sweeps DuBois; Advances To PSUAC Title Match
October 25, 2017 Top-Seeded Brandywine Set To Host PSUAC Volleyball Tournament
October 24, 2017 PSUAC Selects Poissant And Stark Players Of The Week
October 24, 2017 Lions Finish Out Perfect PSUAC Regular-Season Slate
October 22, 2017 Brandywine Tops DuBois, Secures Top Seed In PSUAC Tournament
October 18, 2017 Brandywine Earns 3-0 Senior Night Victory
October 15, 2017 Brandywine Sweeps Lehigh Valley, Hazleton
October 14, 2017 Lions Take Two At Scranton Quad
October 7, 2017 Brandywine Picks Up PSUAC Victory At York
October 5, 2017 Lions Complete Season Sweep Of Mont Alto
October 4, 2017 Napoleon, Stark Sweep USCAA National Volleyball Awards
October 1, 2017 Lions Sweep Final Day Of Dig Pink Quads
September 30, 2017 Brandywine Wins Two On First Day Of Dig Pink
September 27, 2017 Stark, Poissant Land Second PSUAC Awards; Stark Adds USCAA Honor
September 27, 2017 Brandywine Bests Schuylkill In Sweep
September 26, 2017 Volleyball Hosting Annual Dig Pink Quad Matches Saturday And Sunday
September 25, 2017 Brandywine Downs Bryn Athyn 3-0
September 23, 2017 Brandywine Knocks Off Lehigh Valley In Return To Home Court
September 21, 2017 Brandywine Falls In Straight Sets At Berks
September 19, 2017 Lions Handle Mont Alto To Open PSUAC Slate
September 13, 2017 Poissant, Stark Claim First PSUAC Volleyball Weekly Honors
September 10, 2017 Brandywine Sweeps St. Elizabeth Tri-Match
September 8, 2017 Brandywine Topples Delaware Valley In Four Sets
September 5, 2017 Albright Outlasts Brandywine 3-0
September 2, 2017 Lions Top Bryn Mawr 3-0 In Home Opener
September 1, 2017 Brandywine Cruises To Season-Opening Win At Rosemont
August 30, 2017 Brandywine Fall Teams Kick Off 2017 Seasons Friday
August 17, 2017 Brandywine Appoints Scavicchio-Fields Head Volleyball Coach