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Women's Volleyball Falls to No. 18 Babson, 3-1

Credit: Kayla Buck
Credit: Kayla Buck

THE BASICS 

Score: Babson 3, Emerson 1

Records: Emerson Lions (10-2, NEWMAC 3-2); Babson Beavers (15-1, NEWMAC 6-0) 

Location: Babson Park, Mass. (Staake Gymnasium)

Date: October 4, 2022

The Lead: Sophomore Parker Cummings paced the Lions with 10 kills and Senior Caroline Bond added 36 assists and 16 digs but the Lions fell short to NEWMAC No. 18 Babson on Tuesday evening.

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

EMERSON

Parker Cummings: 10 kills

Amelia Combs: 9 kills and 8 digs

Caroline Davis: 24 digs

Caroline Bond: 36 assists and 16 digs

Jillian Kay: 5 blocks


BABSON

Isabella Allen: 16 kills

Izzy Seebold: 46 assists and 13 digs

Tatum Stelter: 20 digs


HOW IT HAPPENED 

SET ONE

  • Emerson jumped out to a 3-0 lead on the Beavers; led by two aces by Senior Caroline Bond, and a kill by Sophomore Amelia Combs.
  • Babson battles back to take the lead with the help of a few Emerson errors. With the Beavers ahead 7-4, Emerson was forced to use a timeout and regroup.
  • Coming out of the timeout, Sophomore Isabella Chu notched a kill to help swing some momentum in the Lions direction.
  • The remainder of the set saw a back-and-forth battle between the two sides with Emerson clawing back to tie the set at 14-14. The teams traded points before Emerson was able to string together four consecutive points on kills by Combs and Senior Jillian Kay; which forced Babson to call a timeout. Emerson scored again after the timeout on a block by Kay and Bond, giving the Lions a 22-18 lead.
  • The Lions were able to hold on to this lead and secure a 25-22 set victory.

SET TWO 

  • The Lions found themselves falling behind early in the second set. The Beavers jumoed out to a 4-0 lead before Emerson called their first timeout. The Lions were able to get on the board after the timeout, but Babson scored 7 of the next 8 points; forcing Emerson to use their second timeout.
  • The Lions found themselves down 11-2 and this deficit proved to be too much to overcome. The closest the Lions would get to closing the gap was five points.
  • Babson ultimately won the set by a score of 25-17; tying the match at 1-1.

SET THREE 

  • The Lions rebounded early in the third set as the teams traded points.
  • However, with the scored tied at 5-5, Babson rattled off 7 consecutive points to pull away to a 12-5 lead.
  • The Lions fought back throughout the set to cut the lead to just one point with a score of 23-22.
  • Babson would score the next point before a kill by Chu gave the Lions one last chance at taking a 2-1 lead, but a kill by Babson's Lulu McShane locked in the 25-23 set victory for Babson.

SET FOUR

  • Similar to the previous set, set four saw both sides trading points, with one run by the Beavers which would prove to be the deciding factor.
  • Sophomore Parker Cummings opened the scoring for the Lions with a kill before Babson scored three straight points.
  • The Lions battled back and would take the lead 11-10 on back-to-back kills by Cummings; forcing Babson to use a timeout.
  • Babson regrouped and took a 14-12 lead after the timeout. Emerson kept the match close but with the Beavers in the lead 19-18, a combination of Emerson errors and Babson aces allowed Babson to score five consecutive points, giving them a 24-18 lead.
  • Another kill from McShane sealed the victory for Babson as they went on to win the match; 3-1.

 

UP NEXT 

The Lions head across town for a Friday night matchup against Wentworth on October 7th at 7pm.

 

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