Volleyball: Johns Hopkins tops Swarthmore for second consecutive conference title

Blue Jays earn spot in NCAA DIII tournament with three-set victory

Top-seeded Johns Hopkins topped Swarthmore in the Centennial Conference volleyball championship game on Sunday afternoon, giving the Blue Jays their second consecutive conference tournament crown and fifth overall.

Hopkins (24-3) dropped the first set, 25-20, but rallied to win the next three, 25-16, 25-16, 25-19, to earn the victory at Goldfarb Gymnasium.

Freshman Simone Bliss led JHU with 16 kills, and junior Esther Hong had a team-best 15 digs.

Senior Elizabeth Wuerstle was named tournament MVP; she totaled 19 kills, 13 digs, and 10 aces in two matches.

Hopkins earned the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament and awaits the announcement of pairings Monday afternoon.

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