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Gators Fall in Tri-Match

Gators Fall in Tri-Match

MILTON, Mass. – Curry College hosted Pine Manor College and Massachusetts Maritime Academy in a women's volleyball tri-match Saturday in Milton. In the opening match, the Colonels swept the Gators, 3-0 (25-9, 25-7, 25-12). In the second match, Pine Manor fell to the Buccaneers, 3-0 (25-14, 25-15, 25-14). In the final match, Curry took care of Mass. Maritime, 3-0 (25-11, 25-19, 25-9).

Curry 3, Pine Manor 0

The Colonels were led by sophomore Nicole Rice (Woburn, Mass.) with a match-high 12 kills. Junior Nicole Grambley (North Attleboro, Mass.) was right behind Rice with eight kills, while also adding two service aces.  Freshman Grace Stafford (West Yarmouth, Mass.) totaled seven kills while also recording a game high 19 digs. Sophomore Courtney Carroll (Fairhaven, Mass.) added eight service aces as well as 13 digs for Curry.

Freshman Jenna Hall (Glen Falls, N.Y.) led the Gators with a team-high five kills and contributed 10 digs. Sophomore Ashley Whiteshield (Seward, Alaska) chipped in with nine assists while also dealing a service ace for Pine Manor.

Mass. Maritime 3, Pine Manor 0

The Buccaneers were led by senior Charleen Klangos (Lowell, Mass.) with a game-high 13 kills while also recording 11 digs and assisting on three scoring plays. Junior Emma Ethier (Norton, Mass.) dished out a game-high 23 assists, while also recording four kills.  Junior Stephanie O'Connor (Westwood, Mass.) recorded a match-best 15 digs as well as two kills for Mass. Maritime.

Whiteshield led all Gators with four kills, five assists, four service aces and tied with senior Shaniesha Williams (Boston, Mass.) with a team-best eight digs.