Eleni Pangopoulos
Swarthmore SWATVB 14-10
Johns Hopkins JHU 20-7
Set Scores
Team 1 2 3 F
Swarthmore SWATVB 19 11 12 (0)
Johns Hopkins JHU 25 25 25 (3)

Game Recap: Women's Volleyball | | Lauren Dellipoali

Volleyball Sweeps Swarthmore to Advance to Centennial Conference Finals

The Blue Jays are looking for their third straight title

The Basics 
• Score: Johns Hopkins – 3, Swarthmore – 0 (25-19, 25-11, 25-12)
• Records: Johns Hopkins (20-7) • Swarthmore (14-10)
• Location: Lancaster, PA • Mayser Gym
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins volleyball team defeated Swarthmore in straight-sets to advance to the Centennial Conference Final for the third consecutive season.

How it Happened

The Garnet got out to a 5-1 lead in the opening set but a kill from Louisa Kishton ended the Swarthmore run and started a 4-0 JHU run to put the Blue Jays up 6-5.
• The two conference rivals remained close until a 5-0 Hopkins run, which featured three straight kills from Michelle Abt, gave JHU a 17-13 advantage.
• Hopkins scored three of the sets final five points as a kill from Lauren Anthony gave JHU the 25-19 set one victory.

A 4-0 Blue Jay run doubled up the Garnet as Hopkins took a 6-3 lead and later in the set a 5-0 run put Hopkins up 11-4.
• Hopkins put together another run, this time outscoring the Garnet 6-0 as an ace from Morgan Wu capped the run and gave the Blue Jays a 25-11 victory in the set.

• The Blue Jays used a 3-1 run to go up 5-3, but the Garnet went on a 3-0 run to go up by one. JHU responded with a 3-0 run of its own to regain the lead at 8-6.
• A kill from Abt sparked a 4-0 Blue Jay run which extended their lead to 13-8.
• Johns Hopkins went on an 11-1 run to close the set as a kill by Micaelle Larrieux gave Hopkins the 25-12 win.

What it Means
• This is the third straight season the Blue Jays and Garnet have met in the conference tournament and Hopkins is 3-0 in those matches. Overall, JHU is now 4-0 against Swarthmore, and JHU has defeated the Garnet in straight sets on two occasions.
• JHU is now 5-3 as a #2 seed. The last time Hopkins was a two seed was 2012 and Hopkins went onto win the tournament, which was also hosted by Franklin & Marshall. Johns Hopkins defeated the Garnet 3-0 in the semifinals that year to advance to the finals where Hopkins swept the Diplomats to claim the title.

Inside the Box Score
Eleni Panagopoulos led Hopkins with 12 kills while Bliss added 11.
Esther Hong had a team-high 15 digs and Kishton finished 13.
Nicole Hada finished with a match-high 34 assists.

Up Next
• Hopkins will take on McDaniel at 1 pm at Franklin & Marshall for the Centennial Conference Title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

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