CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Mitchell College sophomore Amanda Garcia (New Britain, Conn.) tallied a match-high nine kills to lead the visiting Mariners to a 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-18) victory over Pine Manor College Women's Volleyball on Tuesday evening at Brunelli Court. With the win, the third in-a-row for Mitchell, the Mariners improve to 4-8 on the season. With the loss, Pine Manor drops to 1-12.
In addition to her match-high nine kills, Garcia tied for match-high honors with three service aces while also collecting a solo block and a block assist. Mitchell freshman Amanda Rowan (Sandy Hook, Conn.) finished second on the Mariners with six kills on twelve attempts as she hit .500 on the night. Mitchell sophomore Nicole Caminiti (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) finished with a match-high 15 assists.
Pine Manor got out to a lead in the first set, holding an early advantage until the Mariners came back to tie the score at 11-all. From there Mitchell would move on to capture the first set and would trail by no more than three points in either of the remaining sets as they cruised to the three set victory.
For the Gators, Phalogne Pierre (Boston, MA) finished with a team-high five kills and two solo blocks. Junior Destiny Mann (Orlando, FL) finished with a game-high six digs for the Gators.
The Gators will be back in action this weekend when the travel to a tri-match at Salem St. that also includes Southern Maine. Mitchell will return to the Boston area on Saturday when they take on conference foe Lesley University at noon.
Tue, October 1, 2013
by Miles Roberts