NEW LONDON, Conn.-Sophomore Maggie Hine had a game-high 31 assists but it was not enough as the Coast Guard volleyball team fell to Roger Williams in four sets Saturday in a non-conference match-up. With the victory, Roger Williams improves to 18-0, while Coast Guard falls to 10-4 on the season.
After dropping the first set 25-13, the Bears responded well by winning set number two by a 25-23 margin, attacking at a .250 clip. Coast Guard would drop the next two sets 25-21 and 25-15 to complete the final margin.
Roger Williams' balanced attack led by sophomore Elizabeth Flaherty (13 kills), freshman Brittany McMullen (14 kills), senior Krystie Luczynski (11 kills), and freshman Kristen Boyer was too much. Senior Alexa Armenti and sophomore Nicole Weber added 29 and 17 assists, respectively, while three players recorded double-digit dig totals.
For the match, Roger Williams out-hit Coast Guard .225-.071 and held an edge of 68-47 in the total dig count.
Despite the loss, head coach Aylene Ilkson did take some positive from the match, saying, "it was a highly competitive match today in which we did a lot of good things that we will certainly take with us as we move forward heading into our conference match against Babson on Tuesday."
Coast Guard returns to action on Tuesday, October 1st when they host Babson in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference contest at 7:00 pm.