CHESTER, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall volleyball team fell to Widener by a score of 3-0 on Thursday evening in non-conference action. The setback dropped the Diplomats record to 11-2 on the season, while Widener improved to 10-9.
F&M struggled out of the gate, falling in the opening frame by a 25-16 margin. The Diplomats managed to hit only .081 in the set, compared to a .294 percentage from the Pride.
In the second, F&M battled Widener but eventually dropped the set 25-21 to go behind 2-0 in the match. Needing a win in the third to climb back into the contest, the Diplomats came up just short by a 25-20 margin as the Pride capped off the sweep.
For the match, F&M combined for a .123 hitting percentage while Widener was only slightly better at .158. The Diplomats recorded more kills than the Pride at 36-26, but F&M racked up 22 errors over three sets compared to only 10 from Widener.
Julie Harvey led the offense with nine kills, followed by eight from Sarah Landry. Defensively, Alyssa Sanchez recorded 18 digs while Ellie Ezekiel also reached double digits with 11. Caroline Hubbard tallied 28 assists on the evening for the Diplomats.
F&M returns to Centennial Conference (CC) action on Saturday when the Diplomats travel to Bryn Mawr for a 1:00 p.m. contest.