Bears Split with Beavers, Beacons

Emma Saunders
Emma Saunders

BABSON PARK, Mass. – Coast Guard women's volleyball split Saturday afternoon falling to NEWMAC foe Babson 3-0 and topping non-conference opponent UMass Boston 3-1.

With the split the Bears are now 11-5 on the season and 3-3 in the conference.

Match One: Babson 3 Coast Guard 0 (25-23, 25-12, 26-24)

The Bears could not quite steal a set from the Beavers as the fell in NEWMAC action 3-0.

Sophomore Angelou Dunton had a team high nine kills with six digs while freshman Bridget Boyle had eight kills with five digs. Sophomore Makenna Martin had 16 assists while senior Michelle McGill led the team with eight digs.

Alli Puccio led Babson with nine kills while Gizem Yilmaz had eight kills. Elizabeth Cameron had a match high 23 assists and Abby Becher had 10 digs.

In the first set Coast Guard was within one at 24-23 after a kill by Boyle and two errors from Babson. The Beavers stopped the rally just short with a kill from Cameron for the opening set win.

After Babson won the middle set 25-12 the third set once again came down to the final few points as sophomores Alexi Dean and Alex Kempf combined for a block giving the Bears a 23-22 lead. The Beavers however scored the next two points for a 24-23 lead forcing a Coast Guard timeout.

The Bears quickly tied up the match at 24 after the timeout before Babson scored the final two points of the set for the 26-24 win and the 3-0 victory.

Match Two: Coast Guard 3 UMass-Boston 1 (25-19, 25-19, 14-25, 29-27)

Coast Guard earned their 11th win of the season topping UMass-Boston 3-1 in non-conference action.

Dean led the Bears hitting .300 with 13 kills while Boyle had a double-double team high 14 kills and 11 digs. Martin finished with 24 assists while Dunton and McGill both had 13 digs.

The Beacons were led by Eileen Shi who had a match high 15 kills and 10 digs. Christina Elliot dished out 20 assists while Macayla Chianco had 13 digs and Emilia Czapiewska had 10 digs.

Late in the opening set UMass-Boston closed within three points at 21-18 before the Bears closed out the opening set scoring four of the final five points. Boyle finished off the Beacons with the final two kills of the set.

In the second set UMass-Boston and Coast Guard were tied at 17 before the Bears 8-2 run to push their lead to two.

After the Beacons took the third set the fourth set got pushed to the brink as the two team were tied at 25. Coast Guard took a lead twice before he finally closed the match out with a kill from senior Emma Saunders and an attack error by UMass Boston for the 3-1 win.

Coast Guard is back in action on Tuesday, October 3rd, when they host the WPI Engineers. Opening serve is 7:00.