Thursday, September 29, 2016

MCVB Rolls On with Four More Wins

I'm a little behind, so we started our home stand last week on Tuesday night vs St. Mikes.  It was a match of strings, swinging both in our favor and against.  The 2nd set was the closest of the match, having to come from behind to pull out a 25-23 win.  After that, I think we wore them down and we finished off the final set quickly with a 25-12 win.  It was great to see us start to come together, which hopefully will be a trend that continues.  Chellsa continues to run the offense and serve tough.  Isabel led the team with 13 kills with the hot hand, followed by Alice with 9 kills and no errors--both hit well over .300!  Mel also had a no error night with 4 kills on 7 swings for a .571 night, and Chellsa chipped in with three kills of her own.  Gigi made her first appearance and did a great job.  All in all, it was a good team win.

That weekend was Homecoming, and we had two more home games for a three game Home Stand last week.  It was great to be home for homecoming!!  There was so much going on, and we got to be a part of it, for once!  We started it all off with a 3-0 sweep of Hamilton on Friday night.  A very close first set was followed by two more that featured us more in the drivers seat.

On Saturday, Football, Soccer, Soccer, and Field Hockey all played Bowdoin, coming away with 3/4 WINS.  At halftime of the football game, our President Laurie Patton honored our women's lacrosse team by presenting them with their National Championship rings, and then we finished off the day with a 3-0 sweep of St. Lawrence where Beth made her first appearance on the court, which was great.  She got immediately in on the action blocking a ball back and recording a dig.

The Panther made an appearance at our game on Saturday, which was FUN!  Love the Panther (and who was in it!)  We had an alumnae game, sort of, in the morning before all of the other action outside, but it was a gorgeous day for all of the activity, and then we had a quick pizza party after our match with some of our alums and the team. 

Last night, we bested Colby-Sawyer in three straight sets in just over an hour, which was good to see.  Becca and Sarah both had zero error nights with 10 kills on 25 swings for a .400 hitting %, and 6 K on 10 swings for .600 respectively.  Alice also had a zero error night with 2 kills on 4 swings in only a few rotations for a very efficient night!  Mel led the team in blocks with 4, while Isabel and Sarah both chipped in 2.  Hannah returned to the court partially, which was great to see, and Chellsa continues to run the offense and lead the team in service aces!  

We're off to New London, CT on Friday night to face off with Conn College as our lone Conference match this weekend.  We'll then head to Boston to play both UMass Boston and Babson.  It should be a great weekend of volleyball as UMass Boston is currently ranked 1st in New England, and both Conn and Babson are in the top 15.  We're excited to play some of the region's best and see where we stack up!  Let's GO MCVB!!

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