WESTON, Mass. – Katryna Veasey (Quincy, Mass.) had a career-high 13 kills, Crystina Lathrop (Houston, Texas) added a team-high 11 digs but it wasn't enough as the Regis (Mass.) women's volleyball team fell in four sets to Anna Maria College on Tuesday night at Higgins Court. Set scores were 25-21, 26-28, 25-16, 27-25.
The Pride (1-8) struggled with its attack, hitting at only a .164 clip while the AMCATS (7-5) posted a .227 attack percentage.
Rebecca Foti (Bedford, N.H.) drilled a match-high 18 kills for Anna Maria with Amari King (Lawrence, Mass.) adding 15 kills and 12 digs.
Regis started set one off in good form, racing out to a 9-3 lead off a Veasey ace. The AMCATS would get into the set though and, after a pair of King aces, grabbed their first lead. The Pride later regained the advantage at 21-19 off a Shay Faber (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) ace, but Anna Maria closed the set with six straight points to grab the win.
The Pride evened the match with a narrow set two win despite dropping the first six points. Regis regrouped after a timeout and bolted back into the set and evened the score at 8-8 off a Veasey kill. The teams went back and forth the remainder of the set with Regis finally able to grab the win on a Haley Schulte (Fullerton, Calif.) kill.
Anna Maria handily beat Regis in set four but the Pride looked prime to send the match to a fifth and deciding set. Regis led most of the set with kills by Lathrop and Veasey extending the lead to 17-14. Four straight points capped by a King kill regained the lead for AMC at 18-17 but the Pride responded to go up 22-20. Down the stretch, kills by Veasey and Kayla Nystedt (Onamia, Minn.) staved off a pair of match points before Anna Maria finally made good on its third to take the match.
The Pride next play at Bridgewater State on Thursday, Sept 20 for a 6:00 p.m. match.
Anna Maria retakes the court on Thursday as well hosting Simmons at 7:00 p.m.