By Gabby Goodwin || Layout Assistant
F&M Women’s Volleyball had a great day on Wednesday when they defeated Gettysburg Bullets 3 sets to 1 to improve their record to 17-8 on the season. The crucial win against the rival Gettysburg secured their spot in the Centennial Conference playoffs this year.
In the first set of the match, two kills from F&M’s Ellie Ezekiel and one from Christine Yoo gave F&M a 15-11 edge over Gettysburg. The Bullets fought back hard against the Dips, bringing the game to a score of 20-19, but an ace from F&M’s Mary Leneweaver fueled the Diplomats’ fire to pull out a 25-23 win in the first set of the match.
The Bullets came back strong in the second set, capitalizing on their opportunities to win the second set 25-13. However, the Dips weren’t going to let them deter them on their way to victory.
They took charge early in the third set with a 9-2 lead over Gettysburg, and continued with that pattern throughout the set, bringing the score to 19-9. F&M’s Sarah Landry sealed the victory over Gettysburg with the final kill of the set, securing the set with a score of 25-16.
Entering the fourth set with a 2-1 lead over the Bullets, seven kills from F&M’s Grace Polisano and five from Ezekiel lead the Diplomats to the victory with a 26-24 win over Gettysburg in the final set.
It was a good day for Leneweaver, tallying 22 digs against Gettysburg, after being honored for reaching 1,000 career digs before the match. F&M continued their momentum with a three set to zero win over Dickinson and managed to win 3 sets to 1 against Moravian on their senior night .
The Dips are now scheduled to play 4th ranked Muhlenberg College in the First Round of the Centennial Conference tournament, with the winner needing just two more wins to capture the Centennial Conference crown.
Come out and support F&M Women’s Volleyball in their final weeks as we follow their journey into the Centennial Conference playoffs.
First-year Gabby Goodwin is a layout assistant. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.