Volleyball Downed by Haverford

Volleyball Downed by Haverford

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall volleyball team fell on the road at Haverford in Centennial Conference play on Wednesday evening (25-18, 25-17, 26-24). The defeat marked the Diplomats' first setback of the conference schedule and snapped a six-match winning streak overall.

Nicole Carey led the Diplomats in with 11 kills while Allison Franke added seven more on the night. Hannah McCarthy dished out 22 assists while Carly Bozzo added 20 of the team's 50 digs. Jada West led F&M's blocking efforts with two solo blocks and two block assists.

The Diplomats battled in close games throughout much of the night as the first set was a 17-16 score just past the midway point. However, the Fords seized control of the game with the next four points and the eventual 25-18 final. F&M was down 10-9 midway through the second set, but Haverford once again took control during the second half of that game with five of the next six points to put themselves on the brink of victory.

The third set was the most tightly contested of the night and saw the Diplomats race out to a 10-6 advantage. F&M was still holding that four-point advantage at 15-11 before Haverford answered with six consecutive points. The Diplomats broke that run and worked their way back to a pair of set points at 24-22 with a chance to extend the match. In the end, Haverford wiped away those back-to-back chances to and went on the claim the match with a 26-24 advantage during the third and final game.

Volleyball will have a chance to get back in the win column this Saturday as the Diplomats host Washington College in a scheduled 12 p.m. first serve inside the Mayser Center. The Diplomats are currently 5-0 on their home court this year.