MEDIA, Pa. -- Top-seeded Penn State Brandywine made quick work of No. 4 Penn State Lehigh Valley, sweeping a Penn State University Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal match 3-0 (25-11, 25-14, 25-14) Wednesday night on its home floor to advance to the tournament semifinals.
Brandywine (17-14), the defending PSUAC champion, will be making its seventh-straight appearance in the PSUAC Tournament semifinals. The Lions, who defeated Lehigh Valley for the third time this season, won conference championships in 2015 and 2017.
Twenty-nine of Brandywine's 75 points came from service aces as Becca Civera (Boothwyn, Pa./Chichester), Julia Miles (Boothwyn, Pa./Chichester) and Alsatia Haas-Tome (Norwood, Pa./Interboro) all collected eight aces. Nicolette Napoleon (Springfield, Pa./Penn Charter) added four aces and paced all players with 14 kills.
Miles collected seven assists, seven digs and four kills, while Civera posted seven digs and Madison Swenson (Chadds Ford, Pa./Kennett) dished out 13 assists.
Brandywine reeled off the final six points of the first set, using kills by Napoleon and Hope Coacher (Ardmore, Pa./Haverford) to close out the frame and take a 1-0 lead.
The Lions trailed 6-4, but took command of set No. 2 by producing 11-straight points, with seven of those points coming on Haas-Tome aces. Lehigh Valley closed within 15-9, but five consecutive Brandywine points helped put the set away and give the Lions a commanding 2-0 lead in the match.
Another long run, this one of nine-straight points, helped Brandywine build an 11-point advantage and the Lions' lead would not dip below double figures for the remainder of the third set as Brandywine swept Lehigh Valley for the third time this season.
Brandywine moves on to play in the semifinal round at Rec Hall where it will battle Penn State Beaver, the No. 3 seed from the West Division, on Monday night at 7:00 PM. Beaver upset No. 2 Penn State DuBois in straight sets earlier Wednesday.
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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