Daniel Webster topped Pine Manor 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-18) on Thursday October 14 in Nashua, NH. With the victory, the Eagles moved to 10-5 overall, while Pine Manor drops to 6-10.
The Gators battled Daniel Webster throughout the match but were unable to secure a set against the Eagles. Sophomore Chelsey Crawford (Westfield,MA/Westfield), proved to be the difference for Daniel Webster as she led all players with 10 kills, while junior Caitlyn DePierro (Billerica,MA/Billerica), totaled 31 set assists.
Despite the loss, Pine Manor made a strong showing as junior Jennifer Gross (Coral Springs, FL/Coral Glades) totaled 9 kills to lead the Gators while sophomore Alie Johnston (Winnipeg, Manitoba/River East Collegiate) added 5 kills, to go along with 5 of Pine Manor's 13 service aces. Freshman Megan Patch (Bethpage, TN/Red Boiling Springs) dished out 17 set assists while classmate and Nashua, NH native Ashley Carusone (Nashua,NH/Nasua North) totaled 4 service aces, 13 digs, and 3 kills.
"I'm proud of how we played," said Pine Manor Head Coach Mike Murphy. "We went up against a strong opponent, but we put together a great effort. We battled for every point and I think we can take away a lot of positives."
Pine Manor returns home on Tuesday, October 19 for a Great Northeast Athletic Conference match-up as they will take on Johnson & Wales University (19-9, 9-0 GNAC) at 7pm.
Thu, October 14, 2010
by Miles Roberts, Assistant Volleyball Coach