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Women’s Volleyball Takes Down No. 17 Babson In First NEWMAC Victory

Women’s Volleyball Takes Down No. 17 Babson In First NEWMAC Victory

 

THE BASICS

Score: Emerson 3, Babson 1

Records: Emerson Lions (7-4, 1-2 NEWMAC) ; Babson Beavers (11-1, 2-1 NEWMAC)

Date: September 24, 2019

Location: Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)

The Lead: The Emerson Women's Volleyball Team defeated the No. 17 Babson Beavers on Tuesday night behind an 11 Kill performance from Albany Alexander (Orlando, Fla.) and a 45 assist night from Caroline Bond, in route to their first New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference victory of the 2019 season.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

Emerson

Babson

  • Allie Puccio: 19 Kills, 2 Digs, 2 Assists
  • Elizabeth Cameron: 41 Assists, 16 Digs
  • Cassidy Witten: 13 Digs, 3 Kills, 3 Service Aces
  • Laura Zuloaga: 8 Kills, 7 Digs, 2 Service Aces

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Lions and Beavers traded points in the first set, going back and forth and finding themselves knotted at 13.  Anna Phillips' serve gave the Lions two more points before Babson got them right back.  After trading points again, the Bevars got set point at 24-23.  The Lions ralled for three straight points, taking the first set on an Alexander kill.
  • Babson rebounded in the second set, taking a four point lead early at 10-6.  The Beavers were able to expand on their lead and take the score to 13-7 on an Allie Puccio (New Hartford, N.Y.) kill.  The Lions continued to battle but Babson was able to keep Emerson at bay.  Babson took five straight points once Laura Zuloaga (Naples, Fla.) took the serve, taking a commanding 24-13 lead.  The Beavers closed out the second set 25-15 to knot the score at one after two sets.
  • The third set went much more like the fist, with the teams trading points early.  Babson took a small lead at 15-11 behind another Puccio Kill, before the Lions rattled off six straight points of their own when Bond took the serve.  The Lions were able to maintain their lead throughout the set, winning on a kill from Grace Tepper (New Kensington, Md.) off a pass from Bond.
  • Once again, both teams came out firing in the fourth set and neither side was able to build a lead.  Babson's three point lead mid set was quickly erased by the Lions, knotting the score at 14 a piece.  The teams traded points until the score was knotted at 22.  Emerson was able to score three of the next four points, finishing the match and taking down the Beavers 3-1.

UP NEXT

  • Emerson plays a non-conference match on Thursday taking on the Emmanuel College Saints at 7:00pm.
  • Babson gets back in action Wednesday night, taking on UMASS Dartmouth at 6:30pm.