WESTON, Mass. – The Regis College women's volleyball team improved to 11-9 overall with a 3-1 victory over Worcester State University, and a 3-0 sweep of Mount Holyoke College in a non-conference tri-match on Saturday afternoon in Weston, Mass. The Lyons (6-8) took the middle match of the day with a 3-2 win over Worcester State (5-9).
Regis College 3, Worcester State University 1 (25-19, 19-25, 25-21, 25-21)
Regis used set scores of 25-19, 19-25, 25-21, 25-21 in defeating Worcester State. The Pride were led by 14 kills from Graciella Molinari (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), while Sydney Trusty (Durham, Conn.) added a double-double of 10 kills and 11 digs. Rachel Bartels (Edinburg, Texas) and Nicole Connolly (San Mateo, Calif.) chipped in seven kills apiece and combined for five blocks.
Connolly also added a team-high 14 digs and three aces. Caroline Fuentes (Downey, Calif.) chipped in four aces and seven digs. Crystina Lathrop (Houston, Texas) dished out 36 assists to go with 11 digs in the win.
The Lancers were paced by 11 kills from Emily Carens (Northboro, Mass.). Jennifer Cabral (Swansea, Mass.) added 10 kills and a match-high 18 digs, with Alysia Pearce (Pepperell, Mass.) adding six kills. Kaylee Leduc (Swansea, Mass.) and Jamika Townsend (Virginia Beach, Va.) registered 10 digs apiece, with Townsend adding 24 assists and five service aces.
Mount Holyoke College 3, Worcester State University 2 (19-25, 12-25, 25-23, 25-10, 15-9)
Mount Holyoke rallied back from a 2-0 set deficit and defeated Worcester State in five sets. The Lyons were led by Jamesa Allen (Orlando, Fla.) who recorded a match-high 11 kills and five blocks. Joy Maran (Santa Fe, N.M.) added five kills, five digs, two service aces and a block. Natalie Lyon (Oakton, Va.) paced the offensive attack with a game-high 30 assist and also chipped in on defense with 13 digs.
The Lancers were led on offense by Jennifer Cabral, who recorded a double-double with 10 kills and a game-high 17 digs. Cabral also chipped in with four assists, three blocks and three service aces. Emily Carens added eight kills, eight digs and one block, while Jamika Townsend had an all-around game as she dished out 28 assist, made 10 digs on defense, recorded six kills and had two service aces.
Regis College 3, Mount Holyoke College 0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-14)
Regis wrapped up the afternoon with a 3-0 sweep of Mount Holyoke behind nine kills from Sydney Trusty. Graciella Molinari added eight more kills to her total on the day, while Rachel Bartels and Nicole Connolly posted six kills apiece. Connolly also added eight digs, four aces, and a pair of blocks. Crystina Lathrop handed out a match-high 27 assists to go with a pair of aces and six digs. Caroline Fuentes had another strong game with a team-high nine digs and six service aces.
Mount Holyoke's Joy Maran and Isabell Linde (Red Bank, N.J.) had four kills each, while Sarah Caggiano (Leondardtown, Md.) and Emma Sweeting (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.) added three kills apiece. Natalie Lyon posted 14 assists to go with eight digs, while Sweeting led the defense with 10 digs. Caggiano and Jamesa Allen combined for five total blocks on the afternoon.