Score: Emerson 3, Mount Holyoke 0
Records: Emerson Lions (9-4, 2-2 NEWMAC) ; Mount Holyoke Lyons (3-11, 0-4 NEWMAC)
Location: South Hadley, Mass.
Date: September 28, 2019
The Lead: Emerson's Jillian Kay (Capistrano Beach, Calif.)) helped the Lions to their third straight win and second straight NEWMAC victory with a team-leading 10 kills in the matchup against the Mount Holyoke Lyons on Saturday afternoon.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Jillian Kay: 10 Kills, 6 Blocks
Grace Tepper: 9 Kills, 8 Digs
Caroline Bond: 27 Assists, 5 Kills
Sasha Simine: 8 Kills, 4 Blocks
Marianne Simon: 8 Kills, 8 Digs
Sarah Bishop: 6 Kills, 12 Digs
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Emerson jumped out to an early 5-0 lead int he first half, forcing a timeout by Mount Holyoke. The Lyons came back, eventually knotting the score at 12 apiece before Emerson went on a 5-1 run to extend their lead to 17-13. Mount Holyoke continued to battle but the Lions were able to hold off the comeback attempt, taking the first set 25-18 on an attack error by Mount Holyoke after a kill by Grace Tepper (New Kensington, Md.).
- The second set saw Mount Holyoke start strong, winning six of the first eight points to take an early 6-2 lead. Emerson Battle through, winning the next five points and taking the lead back at 7-6. Both teams traded points in the middle of the set, with Mount Holyoke eventually building a later 21-17 lead. Emerson battled back, taking 8 of the next 10 points to take the set. The Lions closed it out by winning the last four points with kills from Logan Steenbergen (Glenview, Ill.), Caroline Bond (Macungie, Penn.), and Rebecca Polsky (Boca Raton, Fla.).
- In the third set, Emerson was able to slowly pull away. Both teams once against starters to trade coins, this time in the earlier part of the set. Emerson built a four-point lead at 12-8 and never looked back. The Lions kept Mount Holyoke at bay and eventually took the set 25-15, taking the last three points headlined by a Steenbergen kill.
- The Lions continue their conference schedule on Tuesday night when they welcome the Clark University Cougars to Brown & Plofker Gym for a match starting at 7:00pm.