Gators Drop a Pair to MASCAC Foes at Worcester State

Gators Drop a Pair to MASCAC Foes at Worcester State

Worcester, MA - The Pine Manor volleyball team got swept in a double header on Saturday out at Worcester State by a couple of MASCAC opponents. The fourth time wasn't the charm for Pine Manor as Mass. Maritime defeated them in a close match and Gators dropped a 3-0 decision to the Lancers of Worcester State.

Mass. Maritime 3, Pine Manor 0

After falling to the Lancers in their first game of the day, the Buccaneers came back for a split as they defeated the Pine Manor Gators 3-0 with set scores of 25-15, 25-21, and 25-20. After they pulled off their largest margin of victory in the first set, the Buccaneers accomplished their team's highest attack percentage of the day in the second set at .320, helping overcome a tie game halfway through the contest.

Leading the Buccaneers' scoring was Klangos who mustered a game-high 14 kills with an attack percentage of .323. Jennifer Roy followed with 10 kills while Harrison and Meaghan Brain pitched in three apiece. Etiher once again led the team in assists with 23, while Harrison and Christina Ruggeri contributed 11 and 10 digs each.

For the Gators, Viyanni Johnson collected a team-high 11 kills and grabbed the team's best attack percentage at .167. Ashley Whiteshield grabbed a team-best 16 helpers and six service aces, while Alexa Leon held down the defense with 15 digs.
 
GAME THREE: Worcester State 3, Pine Manor 0

Worcester State finished the homecoming series with a 3-0 victory over the Pine Manor College Gators as the team accumulated 34 kills with a .417 attack percentage. The set scores read 25-11, 25-11, 25-13 all in the favor of the Lancers.

Worcester State's Carens once again led the team with a game-high nine kills and a .571 attack percentage. Second on the team in kills was Davis who tallied eight for a kill percentage of .545. Also above the .500 attack margin was Quinn Donavan with four kills and Valerie Hoyle with one. Nolan and Katie Gagnon picked up 13 and 10 assists, respectively, while Kangwijaya held the defensive down with a match-best 10 digs.

For the Gators, both Keisha Hadorn and Johnson marked four kills and a solo block apiece. Assisting the offense was Whiteshield who collected seven assists. Leon once again led the defense with a team-best eight digs.
The Gators wrap up their season on October 22nd with a pair of matches at Dean College.