(Gettysburg, Pa.) – The Dickinson volleyball team dropped a pair of matches at the Battlefield Classic in Gettysburg on Saturday but had two strong outings against Lancaster Bible College and Messiah.
The Chargers survived a marathon in the opening set of the day, holding off the Red Devils 28-26. The took a 2-0 lead before Dickinson countered to claim the third set, 25-15. LBC regrouped and were able to close things out with a 25-21 decision in the fourth.
First-year Morgan Biggs (Stephenson, Va./James Wood) had another strong outing, matching a team-high with 12 digs in the opening match on her way to All-Tournament Team honors. Sophomore Jamie Singer (Livingston, N.J./Governor Och) had 12 kills as well, adding seven digs.
First-year setter Christina Chu (Hartsdale, N.Y./Ardsley) dished out 22 assists while Alex Berezan (Surry, B.C./Earl Marriott Secondary) reached double-figure with 10. Junior Jacqueline Banker (Rockaway Park, N.Y./Archbishop Malloy) tallied 32 digs to tie for ninth on the program single-match list.
The Red Devils battled with neighboring Messiah College before suffering a 3-2 setback. Dickinson came out on top of a 28-26 opening set but the Falcons answered in the second, 25-14.
The teams traded games with Dickinson taking the third, 25-22, and Messiah tying the match with a 25-23 win in the fourth. Things went all the way to the wire in the final set as the Falcons edged the Red Devils, 15-12.
Biggs led the way again with 12 kills, adding six digs and a pair of blocks. First-year Hannah Riley (Littlestown, Pa./Littlestown) added 12 kills after recording seven in the LBC match. Jenna Schumann (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Germantown Academy) and Emma Lange (Jupiter, Fla./Benjamin) each tallied nine kills to pace the attack while Schumann added a team-high 16 digs.
Sophomore Kristin Allgaier (Reston, Va./South Lakes) handed out 21 assists and had 13 digs in the nightcap while Chu and Berezan combined for 17 assists in the match. Sophomore Tatiana Lopez (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico / Colegio Puertorriqueno de Ninas) tallied 34 digs to take over the ninth spot on the program single-match, moving Banker into 10th.
The Red Devils slip to 2-2 on the season. They return to Carlisle for their home opener on Tuesday night, hosting Susquehanna University at 7:00 pm.