Bears Win Fourth Straight

Bears Win Fourth Straight

WORCESTER, Mass.—Sophomore Ashley Dumont had a season-high 11 kills hitting at a .588 clip leading Coast Guard to a 3-0 win over WPI in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game.

The Bears won by game scores of 25-13, 25-19, 25-10.

Coast Guard, which has won four straight, beat WPI for the 16th straight time to improve to 10-3 overall and 3-1 in conference play while the Engineers drop to 5-8 overall and 0-4 in the NEWMAC.

Down 10-8 in the first set, Coast Guard rattled off six consecutive points to take a 14-10 lead. After a WPI timeout, the Engineers claimed two of the next three points before the Bears closed the frame with a 10-1 spurt.

The second set was tied 9-9 when Coast Guard went on a 4-0 run. WPI chipped away at the lead to eventually pull even once again at 16-16. After Werth halted another four-point outburst by the guests, the Bears collected five of the final seven points of the set for the 2-0 lead.

Senior Kelsey DePorto added ten kills, sophomore Maggie Hine had a match-high 27 assists while freshman Rebekah Muller led the Bears with eight digs.

"We played a really solid match tonight using a balanced attack with mulitiple players contributing led by Ashley Dumont who had an excellent night hitting for us" said Coast Guard head coach Aylene Ilkson.

The Bears are back in action on Saturday when they host #23 Roger Williams at 11 a.m. The Hawks are the #1 team in New England with a perfect 17-0 record.
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