Bears Split Pair of Road Matches

Amanda Dake
Amanda Dake

Coast Guard split a pair of road matches losing to host Johnson & Wales, ranked third nationally, 3-0 before winning at Roger Williams 3-1.

Coast Guard is now 15-9 overall and the Bears are back in action on Tuesday night when they travel to Smith for a NEWMAC game at 7:00.

JOHNSON & WALES 3, COAST GUARD 0

The Wildcats improved to 22-1 with a 25-13, 25-13, 25-22 win over the Bears.

Junior Angelou Dunton lead the Bears with 10 kills and 14 digs while freshman Maddie James finished with seven kills hitting. 400. Junior Makenna Martin led the way with 25 assists while sophomore Veronica Hine added nine digs for the Bears.

COAST GUARD 3, ROGER WILLIAMS 1

Freshman Amanda Dake had a match-high 15 kills go with 17 digs while Dunton added 14 kills and a match high 19 digs as Coast Guard snapped a six-match losing streak with a 19-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-23 come-from-behind win over the Hawks (11-11).

James added 11 kills while Martin had a match-high 44 assists to lead the Bears.

In the first set, the Bears were only in the lead once at 4-2. The Hawks then went on a five-point run to put themselves in the lead at 7-4.  RWU would keep the lead the rest of the set to shut down the Bears with a victory of 25-19.

The teams exchanged the lead four times in the second set with Coast Guard taking the lead at 10-12. The set remained close with a tie at 14-14, being the seventh tie in the set thus far. The Bears had a four-point run forcing the Hawks to go into a timeout at 14-17. The set tied again at 18-18 with Coast Guard taking the lead and going on a 7-1 run to win the set 25-19. 

The third set started close with neither team getting a lead of more than two points until the Bears went on a five-point run to take a 12-8 lead. Coast Guard had a seven-point lead at 17-10, which would be the biggest lead of the game. The Hawks made a comeback with a run of 7-2 but could not manage to take the lead. Coast Guard won the third set 25-22.

RWU took a 13-6 lead in the fourth set, after going on a 9-2 run. The Bears managed to cut the deficit to three at 14-17, with the remaining of the set staying close. Coast Guard took the lead at 21-20, which would be their first lead of the set. The teams went back and forth until Dunton got a kill taking an assist from Marint to win the game 25-23.

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