Brandywine Sweeps Lehigh Valley, Hazleton

Lauren Kelly
Lauren Kelly

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Penn State Brandywine picked up two more Penn State University Athletic Conference volleyball victories on Sunday afternoon, earning three-set triumphs over Penn State Lehigh Valley (25-8, 25-16, 25-11) and Penn State Hazleton (25-8, 25-3, 25-8).

Against Lehigh Valley, Margot Gargus (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East) paced the team with nine kills and six aces, while Sullivan Stark (Middletown, Del./William Penn) also produced six aces and dished out 24 assists.

Lauren Kelly (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East) and Nikki Poissant (Aston, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara) each collected six kills and Hannah Sarafinas (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West) recorded three. Kelly also tallied seven digs, while Becca Civera (Boothwyn, Pa./Chichester) topped the Lions with 10 digs and Rikelle Taylor (Nottingham, Pa./Solanco) registered a team-best three blocks.

Led by Stark's 15 service aces and 27 assists, Brandywine cruised through Hazleton in the nightcap. Kelly recorded a team-best nine kills, while Gargus tallied eight and Poissant totaled six. Both Poissant and Nicolette Napoleon (Springfield, Pa./Penn Charter) served up five aces.

Defensively, Civera recorded five digs, Poissant collected three digs and Stark posted two blocks.

Brandywine (20-2, 13-0 PSUAC), which has now won 14-straight matches, returns home on Wednesday to host Penn State Schuylkill at 7:00 pm. The team will honor Poissant during Senior Night prior to the match.

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