Women's Volleyball Sweep Elms

Women's Volleyball Sweep Elms

CHICOPEE, Mass. – The Elms College women's volleyball squad fell to visiting Regis College, 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-13), in a New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) match at Picknelly Arena Saturday afternoon. The Blazers move to 5-18 on the season, and 2-4 in the NECC, while the Pride improve to 11-14 overall, and 5-1 in conference play. The match was the Blazers "Pink Out" match, supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The Blazers secured an early 3-0 lead in the first set behind a kill from sophomore Danielle Redding (Las Vegas. Nev.) and a pair of service aces from freshman Hannah Adams (Deerfield, Mass.). The Pride raced back with a 9-1 run, sparking by a kill from freshman Stephanie Carter (Jupiter, Fla.), to post the Regis to a 9-4 advantage. An ace from Elms senior Carolyn Campbell (Millers Falls, Mass.) trimmed the gap to 9-6, but the Pride held off the Blazers with two kills from junior Sydney Trusty (Durham, Conn.) followed by four kills from freshman Katryna Veasey (Quincy, Mass.) to build an 18-10 lead for Regis. The Pri de outpointed the Blazers, 7-6, down the stretch to capture the 25-16 win.

The Pride led wire-to-wire in the second set, jumping to a 9-2 lead on kills from Veasey, Carter and Trusty. Elms used strikes from Redding and Adams to cut the gap to 10-5, but Regis junior Nicole Connolly (San Mateo, Calif.) served up a pair of aces to regain a 13-6 lead. Elms freshman Gabby Holland (East Longmeadow, Mass.) delivered back-to-back kills until a kill and ace from Carter put the Pride on top 23-13, followed up by another strike by Carter to lock up the 25-16 win.

A pair of kills from Veasey gave the Pride a 2-1 lead in the final set. The Blazers chipped away with kills from Adams and junior Kate Moriarty (Agawam, Mass.) to make it a 9-6 match. Regis developed a cushion on the scoreboard with an 11-4 run, powered by a trio of aces from Veasey, to race to a 20-10 lead. Redding and Adams added late strike for Elms, but the Pride closed out the match with a kill from Trusty and an ace from Connolly to collect the 25-13 win.

Redding led the Blazers efforts with a team-high six kills and six digs. Adams added five kills, five digs and two aces, while Holland and Moriarty tallied three kills each. Campbell dished out 16 assists, and sophomoreCaroline Locke (West Springfield, Mass.) grabbed a team-high seven digs.

Veasey paced the Pride attack with double-double performance with a match-high 10 kills and a match-high 10 digs, along with a match-high four aces. Trusty and Carter recorded six kills each, with Carter adding nine digs, and junior Shay Faber (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) totaled a match-high 26 assists with a pair of aces and kills for Regis.

The Blazers will look to return to the win column with an NECC road trip to Becker College Wednesday for a 7:00 p.m. match. Regis hosts Framingham State in non-conference action Monday at 6:00 p.m.