Resilient Women's Volleyball Earns Sweep In First MAtches Of Season

Resilient Women's Volleyball Earns Sweep In First MAtches Of Season

THE BASICS 

Match 1 Score: Emerson 3, NEC 0

Match 2 Score: Emerson 3, UMass Boston 2

Records: Emerson Lions (2-0) ; UMASS Boston Beacons (1-1) ; New England College Pilgrims (0-2)

Location: Boston, Mass. 

Date: August 30, 2019

The Lead: Grace Tepper's  49 kills over the two matches led the way for the Lions, who took their first two matches of the season against New England College and UMASS Boston on Friday.

Match 1 (Emerson 3, NEC 0)

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

Emerson

Grace Tepper - 18 Kills, 2 Digs, 19 Points

Caroline Bond - 28 Assists, 9 Digs, 3 Service Aces

Logan Steenbergen - 6 Kills, 2 Service Aces, 2 Block Attacks

 

New England College

 

Shirita Wimberly - 7 Kills

Maggie Dadmum - 12 Assists

Colby Ross - 10 Digs

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

 

  • Emerson fell behind in the first set, losing 10 if the first twelve points to fall behind 10-2.
  • The Lions answered back quickly, cutting the lead to three at 12-9 on an error by New England College
  • The Lions quickly took the lead at 16-15, and improved on it, taking the first set 25-23.
  • The second set saw a back and forth affair which saw the Lions leading 16-15 halfway through.
  • As Lauren Quan took the serve, Emerson rolled off eight straight points to take a commanding lead on New England College.  
  • Logan Steenbergen took the final point on the second set on a kill, giving Emerson the 25-16 victory and the 2-0 lead.
  • Emerson took a commanding lead in the third set, and saw it through to the end. 
  • The Lions lead late at 20-8 before NEC went on a 6-1 run to cut the lead to 21-14.
  • Emerson saw out the set and finished the match 3-0, earning their fist win of 2019.

 

Match Two (Emerson 3, UMASS Boston 2)

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

 

Emerson

 

Grace Tepper - 31 Kills, 18 digs, 2 Service Aces

Albany Alexander - 14 Kills, 3 Digs

Caroline Bond - 45 Assists, 14 Digs

 

UMass Boston

 

McKayla Geraghty - 13 Kills, 10 Digs

Aleks Qose - 20 Digs, 9 Kills

Carson Komminsk -  27 Assists, 9 Digs

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

 

  • Emerson dropped the first set after a har dfought battle, keeping the score close.  After knotting it up at 19-19, the Lions dropped three straight points and were unable to come back, falling 25-21.
  • Emerson rebounded in the second set, coming out firing.  The Lions opened up and early 13-6 lead behind multiple kills by Grace Tepper
  • Emerson close out the set at 25-15,  knotting the score at one a piece.
  • The third set was a back and forth battle, with neither team opening up more than a three point lead.  After being knotted at 19-19, UMass Boston was able to create some breathing room at 23-29, before Emerson came right back.  
  • The Beacons ended up finishing out the set at 26-24 and taking a 2-1 lead.
  • In the fourth set, Emerson responded just like they did in the second set and took a commanding lead.  The Lions didn't let the Beacons get back into it, and closed out the set at 25-16.
  • In the final set, the teams played close until the Lions and Beacons were knotted at 7.  With the final set only going to 15, Emerson took 8 of 11 points and took the victory at 15-10, winning the match 3-2.

 

UP NEXT

 

  • Emerson gets back in action on Wednesday when they travel to take on Tufts, starting at 7:00pm.