Women's Volleyball: REGULAR SEASON CHAMPS! Eagles Sweep Bay Path, Set New Wins Record
Holyoke, Mass.- The Daniel Webster women's volleyball team set a new season record for victories for the third straight season and won the NECC regular season title outright for the second straight year posting a 3-0 sweep of host Bay Path College in the NECC and regular season finale for both clubs Saturday afternoon. DWC earned scores of 25-12, 25-11 and 25-21.
The Eagles (17-6, 7-0 NECC) will serve as the top seed for the 2010 NECC Championship final four beginning next Friday night at 6:00 p.m. while Bay Path grabbed the sixth and final spot after tying with Mitchell at 2-5. The Wildcats hold the card over the Mariners in the tie-breaker procedure having defeated them earlier in the season.
Sophomore middle blocker Chelsey Crawford (Westfield, Mass.) led all players nailing an impressive .619 hitting percentage with the game high 16 kills. Fellow sophomore outside hitter Samantha Hill (Hudson, N.H.) was not far behind with eleven kills and a .500 attack percentage. Hill also contributed six digs and two service aces.
Sophomore middle blocker Jennifer Finneran (Barnstead, N.H.) and junior right side Emily Travis (Somerset, Mass.) each contributed six kills and three blocks a piece. Junior setter Caitlyn DePierro (Billerica, Mass.) finished with 27 assists, four digs and two aces.
Junior middle hitter Nadine Harkless (Westfield, Mass.) led for the Wildcats (7-13, 2-5 NECC) with eight kills hitting .304 for the match. Harkless also added three aces, three digs and two block assists. Chuong had seven digs and three kills. Sophomore setter Ashley Provost (Ludlow, Mass.) contributed 11 assists, eight digs and four service aces.
Today was also senior day for the Wildcats honoring its two four year members prior to the match. Outside hitter Davi Chuong (Easthampton, Mass.) and defensive specialist Karie Ascensio (Mahopac, N.Y.).