MEDIA, Pa. -- The Penn State Brandywine volleyball team opened the afternoon by defeating defending PSUAC champion Penn State Fayette convincingly in straight sets and then closed out its annual Dig Pink quad matches with a sweep of Penn State New Kensington to give the Lions a 4-0 mark this weekend.
Brandywine, now 13-2 overall and 7-0 in the PSUAC, jumped on Fayette from the start, winning the first set by a score of 25-10. Kills by Nikki Poissant (Aston, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara) and Sullivan Stark (Middletown, Del./William Penn) and a pair of miscues from Fayette helped Brandywine score four-straight points to establish a 13-6 edge. Nicolette Napoleon (Springfield, Pa./Penn Charter) and Lauren Kelly (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East) combined to put the frame away, tallying seven kills during an 8-0 Lions' run and Rikelle Taylor (Nottingham, Pa./Solanco) finished off the set with a block.
Fayette led the second set 9-8 before the Lions responded with seven consecutive tallies as back-to-back kills from Stark and Hannah Sarafinas (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West) capped the surge. The Lions' lead reached nine points on two occasions before Brandywine settled for the 25-16 triumph, building a two-sets-to-none edge.
Brandywine jumped all over Fayette during the final frame, scoring the first five points and 11 of the first 12. Fayette would not slim the deficit below seven points the rest of the way.
Poissant totaled 12 kills and 10 digs, while Napoleon collected 11 kills, eight digs and two aces. Kelly added 10 digs and six kills. Taylor produced seven kills and was joined by Stark and Sarafinas with two blocks.
Stark dished out 33 assists and added seven digs, while Becca Civera (Boothwyn, Pa./Chichester) tallied eight digs.
Brandywine rolled through New Kensington by scores of 25-12, 25-7, 25-11 for its seventh consecutive win.
The Lions received a match-high 17 digs from Civera, while Poissant tallied six and both Stark and Napoleon registered four. Taylor added three blocks and Stark posted 21 assists and three aces.
Poissant led all players with 10 kills, while Kelly tallied seven kills along with five assists.
Brandywine (13-2, 7-0 PSUAC) will host Penn State Mont Alto on Thursday at 7:00 pm. The Lions own a 3-0 road victory at Mont Alto during the teams' first meeting of the season.
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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