Bears Rally for Split; McGill Now Third in All-Time Digs

Michelle McGill
Michelle McGill

HOBOKEN, N.J. –  Coast Guard rallied from a two game deficit to beat FDU-Florham to split a pair of matches in the second and final day at the Ducks Classic at Stevens.

The Bears lost a five-setter to Stockton in the first match of the day.

Senior Michelle McGill moved into third place on the Bears all-time digs list as she registered 34 in the two matches to finish the day with 1,483 passing Cassie Janssen ('98) who had 1,465 career digs.


Stockton scored the final five points of the match in the fifth set and outlasted the Bears 19-25, 25-13, 25-13, 21-25, 15-9.

Bridget Boyle led the Bears with 16 kills, while Angelou Dunton (11) and Alexi Deane (10) both had double-figure kills for Coast Guard. Makenna Martin and Veronica Hine led the way with 23 assists each while McGill had a team-high 10 digs.


The Bears rallied after dropping the first two games to win 21-25, 17-25, 25-13, 25-22, 15-13.

Dunton had a huge match registering a double-double with a match-high 17 kills to go with 18 digs while hitting .302. Deane added 13 kills, Boyle 11 kills and 17 digs  and senior Madison Scott had eight kills and a team-high four blocks in the win.

Martin led the way with 42 assists to go with 15 digs while McGill had match-high 24 digs.

Coast Guard (14-9) is back in action when the Bears host Smith in the final home match of the season at 7:00.

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