Pride Sweep Daniel Webster, Keep Share of NECC Lead

WESTON, Mass. – Crystina Lathrop (Houston, Texas) posted a season-high 21 digs, Katryna Veasey (Quincy, Mass.) added a match-high seven kills and the Regis (Mass.) women's volleyball team swept Daniel Webster in a battle of NECC unbeatens in New England Collegiate Conference action on Wednesday at Higgins Court. Set scores were 25-20, 27-25, 25-18.

With the win, Regis (8-12, 3-0 NECC) joins Lesley as the leagues only unbeaten teams. Daniel Webster drops to 13-7 overall and 3-1 in NECC play.

Stephanie Carter (Jupiter, Fla.) delivered a solid overall performance with four kills, 12 digs and three blocks and Rachel Bartels (Edinburg, Texas) added six kills and five blocks.

Hannah Koehler (Bedford, N.H.) shared match-high honors with Veasey with seven kills for the Eagles. Rebecca Hoffman (Andover, Mass.) posted a team-high 15 digs.

Set one saw the Pride trail early but come on midway through to take the early match lead. A Sydney Trusty (Durham, Conn.) kill capped a 6-1 run to tie the set at 10-10 and the Pride later would go up by three points. Daniel Webster rallied and would take a three-point lead of its own but Regis reeled off a 9-2 run to finish the set.

It would take extra points for Regis to grab the set two win. The Pride led comfortably midway through but five straight Eagle points tied the score at 16-16. Regis would again go up by three only to see Daniel Webster take a 21-20 lead on a Hoffman ace. Down the stretch through it were kills from Kayla Nystedt (Onamia, Minn.) and Shay Faber (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) that sealed the win.

Regis grabbed an early lead in set three and, despite a few Daniel Webster runs, never trailed to complete the sweep.

Regis next takes the court hosting a tri-match at Regis Fest on Saturday, Oct. 15. The Pride face Southern Vermont at 11:00 a.m. and Dean College at 3:00 p.m. DWC hosts a tri-match of its own this Friday, playing Green Mountain (4:00 p.m.) and Dean (7:30 p.m.).