September 20, 2011

Hickle Leads Bears Past Mount Holyoke

SOUTH HADLEY, MASS.--(9/20/11)--Freshman outside hitter Kelsey Hickle posted 10 kills and four service aces to lead Coast Guard to a 3-0 victory over host Mount Holyoke in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match.

Coast Guard won by game scores of 25-18, 25-12, 25-13.

Hickle was aided by junior outside hitter Keriann Mason, who collected seven kills and eight digs. Classmate Catherine Walker recorded eight kills, while sophomore outside hitter Sam Marmolejo chipped in with eight digs. The Bears also received a boost from junior setter Karen Matic, who racked up 30 assists.

The Bears bounced back from a 3-1 loss at Springfield on Saturday which knocked them out of the Top 25. Coast Guard is now 7-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play.

Mount Holyoke was led by sophomore outside hitter Martina Kneifel, who tallied eight kills and 13 digs. First year setter Mollyanne Fitzpatrick dished out 12 assists, while classmate Kaleen Iwema added 14 digs from the libero position. Fellow rookie Alison Chu finished the night with four kills, eight digs and five assists.

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