Volleyball Drops Three Matches to Open the Season

Box Scores: Anna Maria | New Rochelle | Bay Path

HOLYOKE, Mass.-- The Wildcats of Bay Path College hosted a four team women’s volleyball tournament at the Brantley Center with the AMCATS of Anna Maria College coming out on top by winning all three matches. Pine Manor Women's Volleyball dropped three matches on the first day of the 2013 season. The Gators fell to Anna Maria College, The College of New Rochelle and Bay Path College all by scores of 3-0.

The AMCATS easily shut out the Gators in three games 25-7, 25-13 and 25-19. Anna Maria was led by senior outside hitter Alexandra Rodriguez (Lawrence, Mass.) with seven kills and five service aces. Fellow senior and middle hitter Kayla Cummings (Auburn, Maine) wasn’t far behind with six kiss and four aces. Junior outside hitterJacqueline Clinton (Walpole, Mass.) finished with six digs.

The Gators’ were led by junior outside hitter Destiny Mann( Orlando, Fla.) with six kills. Freshman outside hitter Susan Le (Lowell, Mass) chipped in four kills while topping her team with 12 digs. Freshman setter Alexis Bushika (Adams, Mass.) tallied nine assists.

New Rochelle nabbed their second win on the day taking Pine Manor in three 25-7, 25-15, 25-14. Meghan King (New York, N.Y.) led the way offensively in kills, while Diana Desir (Spring Valley, N.Y.) topped all players with digs.

Mann again led the Gators with seven digs while Le added five for the match. Two Gators combined for five kills. Bushika had two service aces.

Finally, Bay Path defeated the Pine Manor in three sets taking the final set unfortunately earlier due to an injury default due to a limited roster. Game scores were 25-11, 26-24, 25-8. Kate Bartels (Dalton, Mass.) led the attack with six kills hitting a .308 for the match. Bartels added four digs while Kacie Bayreuther (East Lyme, Conn.) had eight digs. Sophomore outside hitter Gladys Reed (Hamden, Conn.) and freshman right side hitter Jennifer Pham(Springfield, Mass.) both finished with 4 kills and a .222 attack percentage.

Pine Manor was led by Mann with five kills with Le not far behind at four kills. Le hit .500 on the match including leading the way defensively with six digs. Bushika had ten assist.

The Gators will return to action this Tuesday when they host Lesley at 7:00 PM.

Courtesy Bay Path Athletic Communications

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