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Women's Volleyball Earns Sweep Over Pair Of Connecticut Schools

Photo Credit: Emerson Channel Sports
Photo Credit: Emerson Channel Sports

THE BASICS 

Match One Score: Emerson 3, Conn. College 0

Match Two Score: Emerson 3, Eastern Conn. State 1

Records: Emerson Lions (6-2) ; Conn. College Camels (4-2) ; Eastern Conn. State Warriors (3-4) 

Location: Willimantic, Conn. (Geissler Gymnasium)

Date: September 14, 2019

The Lead: Grace Tepper paced the Lions with 33 kills between the two matches, leading Emerson to two wins on Saturday afternoon.  

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

Emerson

Grace Tepper - 12 Kills, 4 Digs

Caroline Bond, 26 Assists, 4 Digs

Conn. College

Avery Light - 9 Kills

Grace McGee - 14 Assists

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • In the first set, Connecticut College took an early lead, of 3-0 and held the three-point lead at 8-5.  Emerson came right back, scoring five straight points and 11 of 14 to take a commanding 16-11 lead behind the serve of Lauren Quan.  Emerson continued to build on their lead, winning the set 25-16 on an attack error by the Camels.
  • The Lions took the momentum from the first set and contained it in the second, winning the first six points and 12 of 16 to take an early 12-4 lead.  After a timeout by the Camels, the Lions contained to control the match through multiple kills form Albany Alexander (Orlando, Fla.).  Emerson finished out the second set 25-13 on a kill by Alexander to take a 2-0 lead in the match.
  • The Lions continued the good starts into the third set, going up 12-1 early on a Rebecca Polsky kill. The Lions controlled the rest of the set, closing out on an Alexander kill once again, taking the match 3-0.

 

Match 2

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

Emerson

Grace Tepper - 21 Kills, 11 Digs

Caroline Bond - 41 Assists, 7 Digs

Carolyn Vaimoso, 9 Kills, 17 Digs

Eastern Conn. State

Abby Stern - 13 Kills, 11 Digs

Alaetra Long - 8 Kills, 20 Digs

Mckenzie Maneggia - 17 Assists, 10 Digs

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The first set started off close, with the Lions and warriors knotted at five after 10 points.  The Warriors pulled away quickly after that, taking a 15-8 lead. Emerson was unable to mount a comeback in set one falling on an attack error 25-15.
  • The Lions rebounded quickly, winning seven of the first eight points in set two.  The Warriors did come back and cut the lead to tow twice at 7-5 and 12-10. Both times, the Lions rebounded and extended their lead again.  Emerson was able to build on their second lead and take a commanding 24-17 lead before an Alexander kill gave the Lions the victory in the second set 25-19.
  • Emerson started strong in the third set, taking a 9-5 lead early.  They built on their lead through the serves of Vaimoso and Anna Phillips, scoring on nine straight points with the two serving and taking a 20-9 lead.  The Lions closed out the set comfortably, winning 25-16 and taking a 2-1 lead in the match.
  • The third set was much closer, with the teams knotted at 6-6 and 12-12.  The Lions pulled away after being tied 12-12, taking seven of the next nine points and taking a 19-14 lead.  Emerson closed out the set 25-19, winning the match 3-1.

UP NEXT

The Lions open up their home schedule and conference schedule on Tuesday when they welcome the Blue of Wellesley College to Brown & Plofker Gym starting at 7:00pm.