MEDIA, Pa. -- The Penn State Brandywine volleyball team bested Penn State Hazleton for the second time this season, winning 3-0 (25-15, 25-11, 25-17), to complete the season sweep on its home floor Wednesday night.
Brandywine pushed its conference record to 5-0, while both of second-place Hazleton's conference losses have come to Brandywine.
Jade Maloney (Claymont, Del./Brandywine) led the way with 11 kills and 13 digs, while Lauren Kelly (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East) coupled a team-best 16 digs with seven kills. Hannah Sarafinas (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West) and Nicolette Napoleon (Springfield, Pa./Penn Charter) also registered seven kills each.
Napoleon and Sydney Stevens (Wilmington, Del./Alexis I. DuPont) both collected three aces, while Julia Miles (Boothwyn, Pa./Chichester) handed out 31 assists. Miles added 13 digs on the defensive end, while Becca Civera (Boothwyn, Pa./Chichester) collected 11 digs and three assists.
Brandywine capped a 5-1 spurt during the first set with a Maloney kill to open up a 16-9 advantage. Hazleton rattled off three-straight points, but another Maloney kill ended the visitors' run and Brandywine would lead by at least five points the rest of the way.
The Lions pulled away during set No. 2, reeling off an 11-2 run to build a 20-7 lead, and never looked back.
Hazleton kept the final frame close, trailing by just one at 10-9, but Kelly set down a kill and Napoleon followed with an ace, helping Brandywine open a 17-11 margin. Back-to-back kills by Sarafinas closed out the set and the Brandywine sweep.
Brandywine (7-9, 5-0 PSUAC) hosts its annual Dig Pink Weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The weekend begins with four matches Saturday, starting with a noon bout against Moravian College.
December 6, 2018 Brandywine Ranked Fifth In USCAA Directors’ Cup Standings
November 15, 2018 Kelly, Napoleon Named USCAA Volleyball All-Americans
October 29, 2018 Beaver Outlasts Brandywine In Five-Set PSUAC Semifinal
October 24, 2018 Brandywine Rolls Into PSUAC Volleyball Semifinals
October 23, 2018 Brandywine Sweeps Valley Forge 3-0 In Regular-Season Finale
October 23, 2018 Volleyball Begins Title Defense Wednesday In PSUAC Quarterfinals
October 20, 2018 Brandywine Wins Two At York
October 17, 2018 Brandywine Clinches PSUAC East Division On Senior Night
October 15, 2018 Brandywine Downed 3-0 By Berks
October 13, 2018 Brandywine Continues Unbeaten Run Through PSUAC
October 11, 2018 Rutgers-Camden Downs Brandywine 3-0
October 9, 2018 USCAA Selects Napoleon As Volleyball Player Of The Week
October 9, 2018 Brandywine Eases Past Scranton 3-0
October 7, 2018 Brandywine Splits Six Dig Pink Matches
October 3, 2018 Brandywine Completes Season Sweep Of Hazleton
October 1, 2018 Brandywine Rallies From Two Sets Down To Win Home Opener
September 30, 2018 Brandywine Splits Day Two At PSUAC Crossover
September 29, 2018 Brandywine Drops Two On First Day Of PSUAC Crossover
September 26, 2018 Brandywine Volleyball Hosts Eighth-Annual Dig Pink Weekend October 6-7
September 26, 2018 Wesley Tops Brandywine In Non-Conference Matchup
September 24, 2018 Brandywine Remains Unbeaten In PSUAC Volleyball
September 22, 2018 Brandywine Drops Family Affair At Ursinus
September 19, 2018 Lions Post Third-Straight PSUAC Sweep
September 18, 2018 USCAA Names Kelly Player Of The Week; Miles Adds PSUAC Setter Of The Week
September 16, 2018 Brandywine Sweeps Past Scranton
September 13, 2018 Lions Earn First Win In PSUAC Opener
September 12, 2018 Brandywine Falls In Four At Bryn Mawr
September 8, 2018 Brandywine Drops Two At King’s Tri-Match
September 4, 2018 Lions Suffer Season-Opening Loss At Wilkes
August 31, 2018 Volleyball Starts Season-Opening 14-Game Road Trip Tuesday
July 3, 2018 Volleyball Announces 2018 Schedule