BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's volleyball team delivered its third-straight 3-0 sweep, taking down Moravian in straight sets (25-17, 25-21, 25-20) on Tuesday evening.
The Diplomats improved to 5-3 while the Greyhounds dropped to 5-5.
Back-to-back kills from Barbara Kapustin and Amy Mullen helped F&M to a 3-0 lead early in the match. With the game tied at 10-10, a kill from Kapustin brought the momentum back in F&M's favor. Two service aces in a row by Mullen extended the lead to three. Casey Morrow notched two kills to keep the pace and a block from Morrow and Grace Maggiore gave F&M the first set 25-17.
The Greyhounds came back strong in the second, taking an 11-4 advantage. F&M fought back with little runs sparked by kills from Kapustin and Allison Franke, and a Maggiore kill evened the frame at 18-18. The teams battled, but the Diplomats were able to finish the set with a 5-0 run to take the second game.
Play remained close in the final set with the scored tied at 8-8. A Kapustin kill sparked F&M on a 3-0 run to take the lead. Moravian fought back to take a two-point advantage, but F&M countered and with Maggiore behind the line, the Diplomats went on a 5-1 run to take a 24-19 lead with a kill from Maggiore dealing the final blow.
F&M travels to Allentown this weekend, first opening Centennial Conference (CC) action against Muhlenberg at 12:00 p.m. before taking on Carnegie Mellon at 2:30 p.m.