Bears Run Home Win Streak to 21

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Junior Kelsey DePorto had 12 kills and four blocks leading Coast Guard, ranked eighth in New England, to its 21st straight home win dating back to 2010, a 3-0 victory over Clark in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game.

The Bears, who won by game scores of 25-16, 25-17, 25-13, improve to 11-8 overall and 3-2 in the NEWMAC while Clark drops to 6-9 overall and 1-4 in conference play.

Coast Guard jumped out to a 9-3 lead in the early going before Clark scored seven of the next nine to cut the deficit to 11-10. The Bears responded with nine straight behind the serving of freshman Emily Gilland to take a 20-10 lead. Clark would score five straight to make it 20-15 before the Bears scored five of the final six for the 25-16 first set victory.

In the second set, the Bears used a 9-5 run turning an 11-9 lead into a 20-14 advantage and won 25-17.

Coast Guard led 15-9 in the third set and took control by scoring nine of the next ten en route to a 25-13 win.

Freshman Maggie Hine led the way with five aces and 31 assists. Senior Catherine Walker had nine kills while junior Samantha Marmolejo led the Bears with 13 digs while senior Keriann Mason added five kills and ten digs.

Sophomore Mel Conde led Clark with six kills while freshman Shannon Glass-Smythe added five kills.

Coast Guard is back in action on Thursday night when they host DIG PINK game vs. Roger Williams at 7 p.m. DIG PINK is to honor those who have survived cancer, those who are currently fighting it and those who will experience it.

The Bears will wear special pink uniforms and dedicate the match to former Coast Guard volleyball player, Lieutenant Katie Johann Ryan ('03), who passed away on Sept. 22nd after her battle with cancer. She was a first team All-New England selection and a three-time New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in volleyball leading the Bears to the 2002 ECAC Division III North Championship. She holds the single-season record with 632 kills and 85 aces both set in the 2002 season and is second all-time with 1,747 kills. Johann, was also a four-year member of the basketball team and played in 95 games, which is ninth all-time.

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