Volleyball Falls 3-1 at Coast Guard

Volleyball Falls 3-1 at Coast Guard

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Wheaton College volleyball team fell 3-1 (21-25, 25-17, 23-25, 18-25) at Coast Guard Tuesday night in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match. 

Wheaton falls to 9-12 overall and 2-5 in the NEWMAC, while the Bears improve to 11-9 on the season and 4-3 in conference play. 

Junior Allison Cox ended with a match-high 12 kills, while sophomore Cathryn MacGregor finished with 10 kills and a match-high 12 digs. First-year Becca Houghton ended with 31 assists. 

Angelou Dunton ended with 10 kills and eight digs for the Bears, while Susan West finished with nine kills and a match-high four blocks.

Wheaton led in the first game 8-7 before the Bears rolled off five straight for a 12-8 lead. Coast Guard led 21-18 before the Lyons closed to 21-20. Coast Guard scored four of the final four points as junior Madison Scott had back-to-back aces before a kill from West gave the Bears the 25-21 win.

In game two, Wheaton took command scoring eight straight turning an 8-6 lead into a 16-6 edge. The Bears would get as close as five at 22-17 before the Lyons scored the final three points for the 25-17 win.

The Lyons took an early 8-5 lead in the third game before Coast Guard ran off six straight and ten of the next 12 points to take a 15-10 lead. Coast Guard led 24-19 before the Lyons fought off four straight game points cutting the deficit to 24-23 before a kill by West gave the Bears the 25-23 win.

Coast Guard scored five straight to take an 11-6 lead in the fourth game and maintained that lead the rest of the way winning 25-18.

The Lyons return to the court on Thursday, Oct. 13 for an 8 p.m. match at Lesley. 

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