WESTON, Mass. – Regis College used set scores of 25-10, 25-17, and 25-12 to sweep Mitchell College, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon in New England Collegiate Conference women's volleyball action in Weston, Mass. The Pride improve to 19-8 overall and a perfect 6-0 in the NECC, while the Mariners fall to 5-15 and 1-5 in league matches.
With the win, Regis has tied the program record for wins in a season with 19, matching the win total of the 1995 women's volleyball team that went 19-11 that year.
Game one started out as a back-and-forth battle as the score was tied 3-3 following a Kaisea Caramante (Old Lyme, Conn.) kill, and tied 4-4 after a Pride service error. Regis responded with three-straight points, and stretched it to an 8-2 run following a Kristina del Rey kill that made it a 12-6 game. Mitchell would get as close as 12-8 after a block from Janelle Rice (Meriden, Conn.) and Amanda Garcia (New Britain, Conn.), but the Pride rattled off a 13-2 run to take game one, 25-10.
Mitchell took an early 10-7 lead in game two following an Amanda Rowan (Sandy Hook, Conn.) kill. Regis answered by going on a 7-0 run, including kills from Nicole Connolly (San Mateo, Calif.) and Emily DeBarros (Brockton, Mass.), to take a 14-10 lead, but the Mariners fought back into the game and trailed 15-13 after three-straight Pride errors.
After trading points, a Haley Schulte (Fullerton, Calif.) kill extended the Pride lead to 20-14. Mitchell clawed back to within 20-16 after a Rice kill and service ace, but a quick 4-0 spurt by the Pride - capped off by back-to-back kills from Connolly - put the game out of reach, as the Pride took a 2-0 lead with a 25-17 win.
Regis jumped out to the early lead in game three as two-straight kills from Sydney Trusty (Durham, Conn.) and a Suzie Ramos (Framingham, Mass.) service ace made it an 8-2 game. Mitchell would get as close as 11-6, but the Pride kept the Mariners at bay, holding on for the 25-12 win in the final game.
Kristina del Rey led the Pride attack with nine kills and three blocks. Nicole Connolly added six kills, three aces, and eight digs, while Sam Bliss had five kills of her own. Sydney Trusty, Courtney Mosher (Taunton, Mass.), and Shay Faber (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) had three kills apiece, with Faber adding four aces and four digs. Tina Lathrop (Houston, Texas) handed out a match-high 22 assists.
Mitchell was paced by four kills apiece from Amanda Rowan and Myia Williams (Roselle, N.J.). Lauren Tompkins (Prospect, Conn.), Amanda Garcia, and Janelle Rice each added two kills. Rice and Nicole Caminiti (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) led the Mariners defense with seven digs apiece, while Caminiti added 15 assists and Rice had a team-best three aces.
The Pride return to action on Wednesday night to determine first place in the NECC when they travel to Lesley University for an 8:00 p.m. matchup with the Lynx. Mitchell will travel to Daniel Webster College on Wednesday as well for a 7:00 p.m. league matchup.