BABSON PARK, MASS.--(10/11/11)--Juniors Catherine Walker and Karen Matic each had nine kills leading Coast Guard to a 3-0 win over Babson in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match.
In other NEWMAC action, Wellesley upset #18 Springfield 3-1 handing the Pride their first loss of the season to create a three-way tie for first place in the conference as Coast Guard, Wellesley and Springfield are all now 5-1 conference play.
Wellesley now controls its own destiny with three conference games left including a home match vs. the Bears on Oct. 25th. Coast Guard could win out, but would still lose the tiebreaker to Springfield.
Coast Guard won by game scores of 25-12, 25-19, 25-18 to improve to 16-5 overall and 5-1 in conference play.
Walker led the Bears with 12 digs while sophomore Sam Marmolejo added 11 digs and junior Keriann Mason finished with ten digs.
Matic led the way with 24 assists while freshman Elise Sako had 11 assists in the win.
Coast Guard's attack was outstanding in the win, as the visitors hit .312 as a team. Matic's nine errorless kills came on just 13 attempts for a .692 mark, while freshman Kelsey Hickle hit .353 with seven kills and only one miscue on 17 attacks. Sophomore Kelsey DePorto also recorded seven kills and Mason tossed in five more for the Bears.
Babson's tough evening was highlighted by first-year Kseniya Stepanova, who hit a team-high 294 with six kills and one error in 17 attempts, and senior captain Meg Flaherty, who led all players with 10 kills. Sophomore Karla Flores and junior captain Kathleen Lynch chipped in with 11 and 10 digs, respectively, while Lynch also dished out 21 assists.
November 12, 2011 Bears Win ECAC Championship
November 12, 2011 Bears Roar into ECAC Championship Game
November 9, 2011 Top-Seeded Bears Advance to ECAC Semifinals
November 7, 2011 Bears Place Trio on All-Conference team
November 7, 2011 Bears Named Top-Seed in ECAC Tournament
November 5, 2011 Wellesley Eliminates Bears
October 31, 2011 DePorto Named NEWMAC Player of the Week
October 29, 2011 Bears Win Share of Regular Season Championship
October 25, 2011 Bears Sweep Wellesley in NEWMAC Showdown
October 24, 2011 Matic Named NEWMAC Player of the Week
October 21, 2011 Bears Win Twice; Run Win Streak to Seven
October 19, 2011 Bears Run Win Streak to Five
October 18, 2011 Bears Win Fourth Straight on Little Bear Night
October 17, 2011 Bears to Host Big Brothers/Big Sisters on Tuesday Night
October 15, 2011 Bears Beat Eastern Conn. 3-1
October 11, 2011 Bears Beat Babson, Move Into First Place Tie
October 8, 2011 Bears Win Two of Three
October 5, 2011 Bears Win 3-0 On Dig Pink Night
October 4, 2011 Bears Beat WPI 3-0
October 1, 2011 Bears Split at Roger Williams
September 27, 2011 DePorto Leads Bears to 3-0 Win Over Smith
September 24, 2011 Bears Split at Amherst Classic
September 23, 2011 Bears Beat Middlebury in Five
September 20, 2011 Hickle Leads Bears Past Mount Holyoke
September 17, 2011 #25 Bears Lose at Springfield
September 13, 2011 #25 Bears Win NEWMAC Opener
September 10, 2011 Bears Roll Past Merchant Marine
September 5, 2011 Mason Named NEWMAC Player of the Week
September 4, 2011 Bears Knock Off #4 Christopher Newport
September 3, 2011 Bears Split at Haverford Tournament
September 1, 2011 Bears Win Season Opener