Volleyball Sweeps Endicott, Improves to 12-1

Volleyball Sweeps Endicott, Improves to 12-1

SCORE: Wheaton 3 - Endicott 0 (25-23, 25-16, 27-25)

RECORDS: Wheaton (12-1) - Endicott (7-6)

LOCATION: Beverly, Mass. (MacDonald Gymnasium)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • The Wheaton volleyball team swept the Gulls of Endicott College on the road this evening, improving to 12-1 and 11 straight wins. The Gulls drop to 7-6 with the loss. 
  • Claire Cansler lead the squad with 9 kills, while Becca Houghton finished with a .444 attacking percentage and five kills. 
  • Houghton's 29 assists on the night bring her career assist total to 2056, and Endicott's Zoey Gifford lead the Gulls with 21. 
  • Wheaton took the first set, 25-23, after the teams traded leads and a series of ties. Endicott tied the contest and gained their first lead since 5-4 at 22-21 with a Wheaton error, but the Lyons took three points in a row to claim the victory. 
  • The Lyons trailed early in set 2 before gaining a 5-point lead at 20-15 and claiming the last five points, ending with a kill from Nikita Selivan
  • The Gulls came out hot to start the third set, leading Wheaton by as many as 9 points by 13-4. Multiple sets of consecutive Lyon points and a pair of attacking errors for Endicott would eventually help put Wheaton on top, 24-23, before the set was locked at 25-25. Wheaton took the set after scoring two immediate points with a Houghton kill and another Endicott error.

THE BASICS:

  • Attacking percentage: Wheaton .218 - Endicott .047
  • Service aces: Wheaton 6 - Endicott 5
  • Digs: Wheaton 62 - Endicott 61
  • Block solos: Wheaton 2 - Endicott 0
  • Block assists: Wheaton 6 - Endicott 4

UP NEXT: Wheaton returns to action on Saturday, September 22, when they host a tri-match with Clark University and Connecticut College. The Lyons will take on Clark at 11:00 a.m. before playing Conn. College at 3:00 p.m.  VIDEO / LIVE STATS