BRYN ATHYN, Pa. - Women's volleyball head coach Lynn Ray Boren celebrated his 300th career win at Gallaudet University here Saturday as the Bison defeated Bryn Athyn College in straight sets (25-11, 25-18, 25-11) in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) matchup.
Gallaudet (7-8, 3-1 NEAC) jumped out early on Bryn Athyn (1-10, 0-4 NEAC) as it took a 13-3 lead in the first set and never looked back. Sophomore Farrah Harmount (Union City, Calif.) served the Bison to seven straight points as GU pulled away, 22-8, en route to a 25-11 first set win.
The Lions took their only lead in the match after a Harmount service error to start the second set. Gallaudet answered by scoring nine of the next 10 points. Senior outside hitter Darriyan Thomas (Vallejo, Calif.) helped to serve GU to five points as it led 9-2. The set was close as Bryn Athyn pulled to within five, 21-16, before Gallaudet scored four of the next six points to win 25-18.
The Bison took a quick 8-1 lead in the third set as the lead grew to 17-3 before the Lions answered with four straight points. Gallaudet, the seven-time defending NEAC champions, would go on to win eight of the next 12 points to complete the match in a brisk 51 minutes.
After the match concluded the Bison team posed with Coach Boren to commemorate his 300th career win at GU. Coach Boren is in his 13th season at the helm and currently has a career record of 300-160 (.652). Coach Boren still trails Gallaudet's all-time winningest women's volleyball coach Peg Worthington, who posted a record of 615-305 (.668) in her 26-year career (1970-81, 1984-97). Worthington was inducted into the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Hall of Fame in December 2013.
- Thomas led the Bison with 11 kills and five service aces
- Senior setter Jasmine Jeter (Noblesville, Ind.) passed out 17 assists and three service aces
- Freshman setter Kameron Kinast (Austin, Texas) added 11 assists
- GU had 15 service aces
- Junior libero Raelyn Fuechtmann (South St. Paul, Minn.) made 10 digs
- Sophomore outside hitter Adele Daniels (Austin, Texas) made 10 digs and two service aces
Gallaudet returns home and will host Stevenson University (14-1) in a non-conference match on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m.