Bears Pick Up Pair of Wins in Worcester

Bears Pick Up Pair of Wins in Worcester
WORCESTER, Mass.—Senior Kelsey DePorto recorded 32 kills leading Coast Guard to a pair of 3-1 wins at Clark.

Coast Guard dropped the first game of the opening match to host Clark 25-18 in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match before winning 25-10, 28-26, 25-5 for the victory.

DePorto, who moved into 6th place on the Bears all-time kills list with 1,079, had a match-high 15 kills and four blocks in the win over Clark while freshman Susan West had a career-high 14 kills to go with four blocks and freshman Rebekah Muller finished with a career-high 11 kills.

Senior Samantha Marmolejo led the Bears with a season-high 29 digs, sophomore Maggie Hine had a match-high 29 assists and added 13 digs in the win over the Cougars.

In the second match of the day, Coast Guard won 25-22, 25-22, 14-25, 25-21 over Keene State.

DePorto once again led the way, this time with 17 kills and four blocks. Marmolejo led the Bears with 17 digs while junior Elise Sako finished with 12 digs. Hine led Coast Guard with 24 assists.

Coast Guard improved to 8-3 overall and 1-1 in conference play.

"It was a strong day for us," said Coast Guard head coach Aylene Ilkson. "Sam Marmolejo was absolutely fantastic defensively and our team once again proved we could come back from being behind and close out sets."

The Bears are back in action on Tuesday night when they host Smith in a NEWMAC match at 7 p.m.

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