Volleyball Drops Sunday Contest to Dayton in Four

PHILADELPHIA – In a hard fought contest, the University of Pennsylvania volleyball team fell in four sets to its final non-conference opponent of the season, Dayton, Sunday afternoon in The Palestra (25-13, 23-25, 25-15, 25-18). The Quakers drop to 3-9 on the season as they head into the rest of Ivy play. Junior Ronnie Bither finished the match up against the Flyers with a double-double: 22 assists and 10 digs.

The Flyers started set one with an early 2-0 lead in set one, but back-to-back kills from junior captain Alexis Genske tied the score. The Red and Blue took four of the next five points for a 6-3 advantage, but Dayton chipped away at the lead and took over, 9-7. Penn once again recorded back-to-back kills to tie the score, this time it was by senior captain Trina Ohms. It was the last time a tied score was on the board as Dayton took back the lead and eventually ended the set with six straight points for 25-13 win.

Freshman Aimee Stephenson’s kill put the Quakers on the board first, as set two turned into a tightly contested battle. Stephenson finished what she started for the Red and Blue, recording her second kill of the set for a Penn 25-23 victory. The Quakers offensive efforts were at its best in set two, totaling 12 kills and only one error for a .367 hitting percentage.

Dayton started with an early 3-0 lead, only to be matched by the Red and Blue. The two teams traded points until the Flyers came up with back-to-back blocks for an 8-6 lead. From there on out, Dayton refused to give up its lead, finishing Penn off 25-15.

Set four saw the Quakers go ahead 5-3, but the Flyers responded with seven consecutive points, which ultimately was too large a deficit for the Red and Blue to come back from. Dayton took the match with the 25-18 set four win.

Penn has now completed its non-conference slate, as it moves forward with Ivy competition, hosting Columbia and Cornell next weekend.

Download: Penn vs. Dayton Boxscore.pdf