Bears Win Streak Snapped by MIT

Amanda Dake
Amanda Dake

NEW LONDON, Conn.-- Senior Angelou Dunton and sophomore Amanda Dake both tallied a double-double with 15 kills each in Coast Guard's five-set loss to MIT on Saturday afternoon in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). MIT improves to 13-3 overall and 3-0 in the NEWMAC, while Coast Guard has their win streak snapped at 11-4 overall and 3-1 in conference play.

MIT won the first set 25-22 and the Bears took the next two sets, 25-20 and 30-28. The Engineers won the final two sets 25-17 and 15-8 to remain unbeaten in the conference.

Dunton led the Bears with 15 kills and 18 digs and Dake added 15 kills with 16 digs and four aces. Junior Bridget Boyle had a season-high 12 kills for the Bears and had two block assists. Senior Makenna Martin added 31 assists and junior Veronica Hine tallied 14 digs.

Seniors Alexis Groark had a game-high 23 kills and Madison Lee had a game-high 27 digs to lead the Engineers. Junior Andie Maloney tied her season-high with 48 assists and added 15 digs.

With the scored tied 13-13 in the first set, MIT went on a five point run to take an 18-13 advantage. The Bears cut the deficit to two but MIT took the first set 25-22.

The second set had 10 ties but the Bears pulled through after a 20-20 tie to win the second set 25-20.

The Bears had a five point lead 20-15 but MIT inched their way back with a 22-22 tie. Dunton had back-to-back kills to give the Bears the 30-28 final in the third set as they took a 2-1 lead in the match.

MIT used a six-point lead in the beginning of the fourth set and that they used to take a 25-17 victory to force the fifth set.

In the fifth set, the Engineers took an early four-point lead. Coast Guard cut the deficit to 8-6 with a kill from Boyle but MIT extended with four more points with a 12-6 lead. MIT on the fifth set 15-8 with a block on the final point from Condon.

The Bears are back in action on Tuesday, September 1 as they travel to Springfield for a 7:00 PM match.