Women's Volleyball Climbs Back to Defeat WPI, 3-2

Women's Volleyball Climbs Back to Defeat WPI, 3-2

SCORE: Wheaton 3 - WPI 1 (13-25, 17-25, 25-20, 25-15, 15-8)

RECORDS: Wheaton (18-7, 5-3 NEWMAC) – WPI (8-15, 1-7 NEWMAC)

LOCATION: Worcester, Mass. (Harrington Aud.)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • Wheaton found themselves in a hole early, dropping the first two sets to the engineers, 13-25 and 17-25. 
  • The Lyons kept hope alive with a 25-20 win that saw three separate five-point leads for the visitors. 
  • A second winning set for Wheaton, this time 25-15, evened the contest and forced a set five. In the final match, the Lyons used two 4-0 runs to lead WPI 13-6. The squads battled to trade points until a Julia Palomba kill would finalize the 3-2 Wheaton victory. 
  • Cathryn MacGregor dropped a game-leading 18 kills while Palomba pitched in with 11 to go along with three service aces. 
  • Colleen Mullins led the Engineers with 12 kills, and Melissa Daigle and Sarah Kwatinetz added ten each. 
  • Becca Houghton dispensed 40 total assists, the most of any players on the court. Azita Bakhtyari notched 36 assists for WPI. 
  • Defensively, Palomba, Nikita Selivan and Claire Cansler made one block each. 
  • The win over WPI marks the ninth straight victory for the Lyons. 

THE BASICS:

  • Attacking percentage: Wheaton .137 - WPI .152
  • Service aces: Wheaton 8 - WPI 2
  • Digs: Wheaton 86 - WPI 89
  • Block solos: Wheaton 3 - WPI 1
  • Block assists: Wheaton 8 - WPI 6

UP NEXT: Wheaton will travel to Amherst College for the Hall of Fame Invitational on Friday, October 20, where they'll face off against Hamilton, Bowdoin, Curry and Colby.  


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