CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Newbury College Women’s Volleyball soared to a commanding 3-0 victory over Pine Manor College Women’s Volleyball on Thursday evening at Brunelli Court in Chestnut Hill, MA. The visiting Nighthawks captured the victory thanks to set scores of 25-16, 25-12, 25-9. With the win, Newbury improves to 6-3 on the season, while Pine Manor drops to 0-5.
The Nighthawks were in command all night, putting down 24 kills on the evening compared to just six from the Gators. Pine Manor rallied in the closing points of the first set to get the score to 24-18 but that is as a close as the Gators would get for the remainder the evening.
Newbury was led by middle hitter Lauren Watson (Denver, CO) who put down a game-high eight kills and hit .273 in the match. Freshman McKenzie Kish (Eagle River, AL) led the Nighthawks with 16 set assists, while Madison Clemmons (Riverside, CA) added 8 assists of her own to help pace the Newbury attack. Kataya Sykes (Brockton, MA) also finished with six kills for the Nighthawks.
For the Gators, junior Destiny Mann (Orlando, FL) had a team-high three kills while Phalogne Pierre (Boston, MA) added a pair of kills. On defense, Susan Le (Lowell, MA) had a game-high 12 digs for the Gators.
The Gators will be back in action next Tuesday when they play host to the Daniel Webster College Eagles at 7:00 PM. Newbury will head to Rivier College for a tri-match this Saturday featuring Babson College and the host Rivier University.
Thu, September 12, 2013
by Miles Roberts