Volleyball Defeats Emerson in Three Sets

Volleyball Defeats Emerson in Three Sets

SCORE: Wheaton 3 - Emerson 0 (25-12, 28-26, 25-19)

RECORDS: Wheaton (13-7, 3-3 NEWMAC) – Emerson (8-9, 2-5 NEWMAC)

LOCATION: Norton, Mass. (Emerson Gymnasium)  


  • Claire Cansler paced the way for the Lyons with a match-high 10 kills, while also coming up with one ace and two digs. First-years Julia Palomba and Casey Dinga earned nine kills on the night, while sophomore Nikita Selivan chipped in eight. 
  • Becca Houghton ended the night with four kills to go with her match-high 32 assists. The sophomore also finished with two aces and seven digs. 
  • Stephanie Martin finished with a match-high 14 digs, while Cathryn MacGregor pulled up 12 and Palomba ended with 10. MacGregor also ended the night with five kills, two assists, and an ace. 
  • Wheaton got straight to work in the opening set, taking a 3-0 lead on back-to-back kills by Selivan and an ace from Houghton. Wheaton, who never trailed in the set, allowed the visiting Lions just 12 points.
  • The Lyons once again came out strong, this time opening the second set on a 5-1 run, which was aided by unforced errors from Emerson. Despite falling behind, Emerson found a way back into the match, taking its first lead of the night at 13-12. The two sides battled for every point the rest of the way with Wheaton coming out on top, 28-26, courtesy of a Selivan kill and Emerson error. 
  • The final set opened as another point for point, back and forth. With the match tied at 11-11, Emerson took a timeout which seemed to shift the momentum in Wheaton's favor, with the Lyons coming out of the break and taking the lead for good on a Palomba ace. 


  • Attacking percentage: Wheaton .284 - Emerson .158
  • Service aces: Wheaton 8 - Emerson 1
  • Digs: Wheaton 51 - Emerson 41
  • Block solos: Wheaton 0 - Emerson 2
  • Block assists: Wheaton 4 - Emerson 8

UP NEXT: Wheaton returns to action on Thursday, Oct. 5 for a 7 p.m. non-conference contest against Lesley in Emerson Gymnasium. VIDEO / LIVE STATS