CHESNUT HILL, MASS.--- The Lesley University Women's Volleyball team traveled to Pine Manor College where they swept the Gators 3-0. Pine Manor falls to 5-13 overall while the Lynx jump to 8-12 on the season.
Senior Kaylee Deluga (Dennis, Mass.) led the team in kills with 12 where Sarah Hollis (Hudson, Mass.) was next in line with 10 of the team's 35. Anni Abbruzzese (Croton on Hudson, N.Y.) collected 13 digs with Deluga following behind with 10.
A service ace by freshman Tallin Goldberg (Merrimack, N.H.) started off the 7-0 run for the Lynx putting them on top 8-2. Another strong 5-0 run behind two of Cassidy Wgonik's (Madison, Conn.) four total service aces gave the Lynx a 15-6 advantage. Lesley clinched the victory scoring six of the last eight points of the set, resulting in a 25-10 win.
Two service aces from Keisha Hadorn (Yokosuka, Japan) allowed Pine Manor to come within one, 10-9. However, it was errors caused by the Lynx that allowed the Gators to take a 18-15 lead. Lesley would go on to outscore their opponents 10-5 as they took the 25-23 victory in set two.
Pine Manor took an early 6-4 lead but a kill by Hollis tied the game at six a piece. Two kills by Abbruzzese forced a Pine Manor timeout which gave Lesley a 9-8 advantage. Errors caused by the Gators allowed the Lynx to go on a 5-0 run putting them on top 16-9. The contest continued to be a battle but Lesley clinched the 25-19 victory with a strong offensive team effort lead by Wygonik and Ashley Keeney (Coventry, Conn.).
Kendra Williams (San Diego, Calif) led the Gators with eight kills and eight digs. Alexa Leon (El Centro, Calif) once again led the defensive effort with eleven digs. Ashley Whiteshield (Seward, Alaska) had four kills, fourteen assists, and five digs. Sophomore Viyanni Johnson (Aviano, Italy) rounded out the Gators effort with three kills and seven digs.
Up Next: The Gators travel to Eastern Nazarene this Saturday for an 11:00AM match.