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Women's Volleyball Sweeps Coast Guard, 3-0

Credit: Kayla Buck
Credit: Kayla Buck

THE BASICS 

Score: Emerson 3, Coast Guard 0

Records: Emerson Lions (10-1, NEWMAC 3-1); Coast Guard Bears (11-5, NEWMAC 2-3) 

Location: Boston, Mass (Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym)

Date: October 1, 2022

The Lead: Sophomore Amelia Combs paced the Lions with 13 kills and Senior Caroline Bond added 29 assists to help lead the Lions past Coast Guard on Saturday afternoon at Brown and Plofker Gym.

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

EMERSON

Amelia Combs: 13 kills

Caroline Bond: 29 assists

Isabella Cubba: 6 kills and 3 blocks



COAST GUARD

Noelle Tursky: 8 kills and 11 assists

Sarah Somer: 3 blocks

Shannon Shaw: 7 kills

 

 
HOW IT HAPPENED 

SET ONE

  • The first set began as a back-and-forth battle before Emerson went on a 16-2 run.
  • With the score knotted at 6-6, Senior Caroline Bond notched her first kill of the match. This led to a 6-0 run for the Lions, led by two aces by Bond and kills by Jillian Kay and Amelia Combs.
  • An error by the Lions gave the Bears a point, but Emerson followed up with 6 consecutive points following their error. With this run, Emerson held a 20-7 lead.
  • This lead proved to be too much for Coast Guard to overcome as an ace from Senior Andrea Mendez sealed the set victory for the Lions; 25-11.

SET TWO

  • The second set was similar to the first in that it was another back-and-forth battle in the early stages. Neither side saw more than two consecutive points scored through the first 16 points.
  • With Coast Guard ahead 9-7, Emerson would capture the lead with a 4-0 run led by another ace by Bond and a kill by Sophomore Parker Cummings.
  • The Bears would strike back and tie the set at 11-11 before Emerson rattled off three straight points with the help of errors by Coast Guard.
  • With a 14-11 lead, the Lions would not look back.
  • The Lions kept the pressure on the Bear the remainder of the set as they cruised to a 25-17 set victory.

SET THREE 

  • Leading the match 2-0, the Lions jumped out to a 3-0 start in set three.
  • The Bears would battle back to get the score within one point. With Emerson ahead 7-6, the Lions rattled off 10 of the next 12 points. Kills by Combs, Bond, and Cummings led this run for the Lions.
  • With a 17-8 lead, Emerson had a comfortable lead late in set three, but Coast Guard would not go down quietly. The Bears were able to string together three separate scoring runs to bring their deficit to as small as four points. Unfortunately for the Bears, this was as close as they could get to the Lions as Combs closed out set three with a kill and a 25-20 set victory for Emerson.

 

UP NEXT 

The Lions hit the road as they head to Babson for a NEWMAC battle on Tuesday, October 4th at 7pm.

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