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Women's Volleyball Rallies In Third Set For Sweep Over WPI

Women's Volleyball Rallies In Third Set For Sweep Over WPI

THE BASICS

Score: Emerson 3, WPI 0

Records: Emerson Lions (11-4, 4-2 NEWMAC) ; Clark Cougars (8-8, 3-3 NEWMAC)

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

Date: October 5th, 2019

The Lead: The Emerson Women's Volleyball Team Rattled off their fifth straight victory and fourth conference victory with a win over the WPI Engineers on Saturday behind 10 Kills from Freshman Jillian Kay (Capistrano Beach, Calif.)

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

Emerson

Jillian Kay: 10 Kills, 2 Blocks, 1 Dig

Logan Steenbergen: 6 Kills, 6 Service Aces, 3 Digs

Caroline Bond: 31 Assists, 7 Kills, 9 Digs

Grace Tepper: 8 Kills, 11 Digs

WPI

Abbie Gilbert: 8 Kills, 10 Digs
Lilly Taylor: 20 Assists, 7 Digs
Colleen Mullins: 7 Kills, 9 Digs

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Emerson jumped out to an early lead in the first set, taking the first six points, with Logan Steenbergen (Glenview, Ill.) going on a run of four straight service aces to open the match, forcing a timeout by the Engineers.  The Lions continued to build on their lead, and kept the Engineers from making the set close.  Emerson built their biggest lead of the set after a four point run headlined by two Grace Tepper (Kensington, Md.) kills to take a 21-9 lead.  Emerson closed out the set 25-13 to take a 1-0 lead in the match.
  • In the second set, WPI jumped out to the early lead, taking four of the first five points.  The Lions rattled off five of the next six to take a 6-5 lead.  The teams continued to trade points throughout the set, with WPI building a three point lead at 12-9 and the Lions building a four point lead at 20-16.  Emerson took their lead to 24-19, before the Engineers took four straight points to take the set to 24-23.  A service error by WPI gave the Lions a 25-23 victory and a 2-0 lead in the match. 
  • Once again in the third set, WPI took an early lead, this time at 6-2.  The Engineers held their four point lead consistently throughout the set, until a 6-2 run by the Lions knotted the score at 15 apiece.  The teams traded points to take the score to 18 all, before the Liosn went ona 7-2 run to close out the set on a kill by Tepper.  The Lions took the victory 3-0.

UP NEXT

  • Emerson gets back in action on Tuesday when they travel to take on the Wheaton Lyons in a NEWMAC tilt starting at 7:00pm.
  • WPI is off until next Saturday when they take part in a non-conference tri-match against Regis and Fitchburg state, hosted by the Engineers.