With 10 games remaining, women’s volleyball, 9-12, is only four wins away from matching last season’s win total after completing a tri-match sweep on Saturday.
The Lions lost five straight matches from Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, but bounced back strong losing only one set during a home nonconference tri-match.
Volleyball battled Suffolk first on Saturday; no more than four points decided each set. The Lions won 27-25, 24-26, 25-21, and 26-24 to earn a 3-1 victory.
The Lions’ second match was against Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The women swept the match 3-0, with set scores of 25-8, 25-7, and 25-13.
Cayla Clinkscale (Winchendon, Mass.) had a team-high 24 kills, 18 digs, and 7 service aces during the tri-match. Lauryl Berger (Laurel, Del.) led the Lions with a total of 65 assists.
Clinkscale said the losing streak was getting to the players.
“We were on a losing streak for a while and I could tell we were all getting frustrated at the little mistakes we would make,” Clinkscale said.
She said Saturday’s tri-match sweep will propel the team going forward.
“I’m confident these two wins will catapult us into Wednesday’s game against WNEU,” Clinkscale said. “If we work hard and stay positive, we have a fantastic shot of winning.”
Women’s volleyball plays Western New England at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Lahue PE Center.
“Support at that game would be much appreciated,” Clinkscale said.