COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – The Ursinus College volleyball team battled Swarthmore before dropping a 3-0 decision to the Garnet (15-11, 3-6 Centennial) on Wednesday night at Helfferich Hall.
Set scores were 25-19, 29-27 and 25-21.
Powers had 15 assists with freshman Emily van Mulbregt chipping in with 12.
Defensively, junior Leah Masiello had 26 digs, which was a match-high. Thiele got 19 and Powers had six.
Prior to the match, Ursinus honored its two seniors: McIntyre and Mara Berzins.
In the first set, Swarthmore broke open a 10-10 tie with six straight points to go up 16-10. Ursinus got back within three (16-13) , before Swarthmore scored three more points to go up 19-13.
Ursinus was able to close to within four at 22-18, but, Swarthmore scored the last three points of the set.
In the second set, both teams traded the lead frequently, before Ursinus had set point on Swarthmore at 25-24 but could get the two-point lead.
The final set saw Ursinus lead 18-14, before Swarthmore outscored the Bears 11-4 down the stretch.
Ursinus heads to Washington College on Saturday.