MEDIA, Pa. -- For the seventh time in its eight victories, the Penn State Brandywine volleyball team posted a sweep on Monday night, earning a straight-set, nonconference victory over Bryn Athyn by scores of 25-15, 25-7, 25-11.
Nikki Poissant (Aston, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara) matched a season best with 18 kills, while Nicolette Napoleon (Springfield, Pa./Penn Charter) collected six kills and Rikelle Taylor (Nottingham, Pa./Solanco) and Lauren Kelly (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East) both added five. Sullivan Stark (Middletown, Del./William Penn) aided the offense with 31 assists and Poissant totaled three aces, while Napoleon and Becca Civera (Boothwyn, Pa./Chichester) each collected two.
Defensively, Napoleon led the team by recording nine digs. Stark and Poissant each added six digs, while Taylor registered three blocks and Stark, Kelly and Hannah Sarafinas (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West) all tallied two.
During the first set, Brandywine built a 12-5 lead behind five-straight points on kills from Poissant, Stark and Sarafinas and a pair of Bryn Athyn miscues. The Lions led by as many as 12 points following a Sarafinas kill that made the score 23-11, before settling for the 25-15 triumph.
Aided by a trio of Poissant kills, Brandywine ripped off eight consecutive points to establish a 9-2 edge in set No. 2. Poissant totaled six kills during the frame and closed it out with a pair of aces.
Brandywine had no problems closing out the match as the Lions ran out to a 9-1 lead in the third set and, after a Civera ace made the score 12-2, would lead by double figures the rest of the way.
Brandywine (8-2, 2-0 PSUAC) returns to conference play on Wednesday at Penn State Schuylkill beginning 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