Lyons defeated by Western Connecticut, Westfield State
DANBURY, Conn. - The Wheaton College women's volleyball team lost to Western Connecticut State (3-1) and Westfield State (3-0) in non-conference action Saturday afternoon at Feldman Arena.
The Lyons (3-21) dropped the first two sets against the Colonials, 25-18 and 25-14, before rally back to win game three, 25-20. WestConn responded by winning the fourth game, 25-11, to improve to 17-6 on the season. Against the Owls, the Lyons lost 25-14, 25-17, and 25-11.
Sophomore Lindsay Tebbetts (Gilmanton, N.H./Gilford) led the Lyons with 10 kills against the Colonials. Junior Olanna Nissim (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) and sophomore Rachel Vergara (Needham, Mass./Needham) dished out 16 and 15 assists, respectively, and senior co-captain Emily Davisson (Carpinteria, Calif./Laguna Blanca School) notched 14 digs.
For WestConn, junior Paxton Thornton (Sharon, Conn.) tallied 18 kills and three blocks, freshman Jennifer Hogan (Franklin Square, N.Y.) handed out 26 assists, and senior Kelley Collins (Massapequa, N.Y.) posted 18 digs.
Sophomore Kara-Jane Walker (Needham, Mass./Needham) and Tebbetts each threw down four kills against Westfield State. Alex Shaw (East Falmouth, Mass.) paced the Owls with 11 kills and four blocks while Kelsey Leonard (Billerica, Mass.) added seven kills and four blocks.
The Lyons return to action on Tuesday when they host New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) rival MIT at 7 p.m.