Newton, MA-- After a five set match, the Lasell College women's volleyball team topped the Newbury College Nighthawks, 3-2, on Tuesday evening at the Lasell College Athletic Center.
The Nighthawks won the first set 25-21 before Lasell came back to take the second and third games convincingly, 25-19 and 25-11. Newbury pulled out a two point advantage in the fourth set, 25-23, before Lasell edged the visitors 15-11 in the deciding game.
Three Nighthawks produced double-double performances in the five-set match. Middle Jessy Touron (Brockton, MA) led all hitters with 12 kills and also producing a match-high 21 digs. Junior outside Tricia Corriveau (Coventry, RI) tallied 10 kills and 10 digs and setter Regina Sibilla (Agawam, MA) ran the Nighthawks offense, dishing out 29 assists in the contest while also picking up 12 digs on defense.
Two additional Nighthawks also reach the double-digit plateau in the digs column. Amy Chen (Chelmsford, MA) and Talia Martinez (Malibu, CA) notched 12 and 14 digs respectively.
For the victors, junior middle Danielle Drapeau (Biddeford, ME) came away with a team-high 10 kills in the contest, while freshman outside Taylor Riley (Greencastle, PA) followed close behind with eight. Riley also contributed with 11 digs. Junior setter Meghan Crozier (Ballston Spa, NY) put up 28 assists in the contest, while scoring on three service aces and adding eight digs.
Junior middle Eileen Barrett (Ludlow, MA) was prominent at the net for Lasell with six kills as well as five blocks, four of which were solo encounters.
Senior libero Melanie Costa (Ludlow, MA) scoured the Lasers court defensively and was rewarded with 20 digs in the match.
As a team, the Lasers recorded 13 service aces to Newbury's five. Lasell also held a slight advantage in attack percentage, going 39-for-149 as a team, while the Nighthawks went 36-for-155.
Lasell will face Westfield State College on Thursday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m. on the Owl's home court. This will be the second time the Lasers and the Owls have met this season, having first competed at the Springfield College Invitational on September 4th. Westfield proved triumphant in the previous match, 3-0.