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Weekend Preview: Women's Volleyball Hosts Lasell as part of MIT Invitational

Weekend Preview: Women's Volleyball Hosts Lasell as part of MIT Invitational

Women's Volleyball at the MIT Invitational
Friday vs. Lasell | 6 p.m. | Staake Gymnasium
Saturday vs. Roger Williams | 10 a.m. | Cambridge, Mass.
Saturday vs. Morrisville State | 2 p.m. | Cambridge, Mass.

THE SETUP
• The Babson women's volleyball team will compete in the MIT Invitational for the fifth consecutive year with three matches this weekend.
• The Beavers will host Lasell in their home opener as part of the tournament on Friday before heading to Cambridge for a pair of matches on Saturday.

SERIES HISTORY
vs. Lasell: Babson is 10-1 all-time against the Lasers in a series that dates back to 2001. The programs have not met since 2015.
vs. Roger Williams: the Beavers are 9-9 all-time against the Hawks and have won two straight in the series, including a four-set triumph last September.
vs. Morrisville State: first meeting

SCOUTING THE LASERS
• Lasell (0-5) has dropped six consecutive matches going back to last year following Tuesday's 3-1 loss at Gordon.
• First-year Kiana Perez had 10 kills and nine digs and senior Olivia Addington added eight kills and 11 digs for the Lasers, who hit -.104 in the final two sets.
• Addington is averaging 2.62 kills and 2.77 digs per set, while Perez is contributing 2.23 kills and a team-high 3.38 digs per frame.
• First-year Jess Langan is dishing out 5.73 assists although the Lasers are averaging just 6.31 kills per set.

SCOUTING THE HAWKS
• Roger Williams (4-1) has won two straight matches after dispatching Eastern Connecticut State in three sets on Tuesday.
• First-year Katherine Pickard had 15 kills and 14 digs, while junior Julia Fields doled out 34 assists as the Hawks hit .242 on the night.
• Pickard is averaging 2.94 kills per set and senior Molly Quilty is hitting .448 and contributing 2.59 kills and 1.24 blocks.
• Fields is dishing out 8.25 assists, while first-year Kate Grabowski leads the team recording 4.18 digs per set.

SCOUTING THE MUSTANGS
• Morrisville State (4-1) bounced back from its first loss of the year with a 3-1 win over Penn State-Behrend last Saturday.
• Junior Megyan Merrill led four players in double figures with 18 kills and classmate Sam Wolf registered a match-high 48 digs for the Mustangs, who hit .220 over the final two games.
• Merrill is hitting .303 and averaging 4.65 kills per set, junior Amelia Baratier is contributing 2.71 kills and 2.53 digs, and sophomore Kirsten Florio is putting up 2.35 kills while hitting at a .303 clip.
• Wolf is averaging 6.82 digs and the duo of seniors Helena Hanes and Kim Dukleman are dishing out 13.82 assists per set.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (1-3) dropped its final three matches after opening with a win against Texas A&M International last weekend at the Nova Southeastern Invitational.
• Junior Kristin Carosotto is averaging 2.21 kills per set and hit .230, while sophomore Allie Puccio is contributing 2.14 kills and 1.36 digs per set.
• Junior Elizabeth Cameron is averaging 8.14 assists and 2.43 digs, sophomore Sabrina Lechner leads the team with 13 total blocks, and senior Abby Beecher is first on the squad in both digs (65) and digs per set (4.64).
• Babson hit just .138 as a team at its season-opening tournament.

HOME, SWEET HOME
• The Green and White went 10-1 inside Staake Gymnasium last fall and has won 23 of its last 24 home matches.
• Additionally, the Beavers have dropped lost just once in 29 matches at home against non-conference opposition dating back to 2015.

SUCCESS IN SEPTEMBER
• Despite losses to Lynn and Nova Southeastern last Saturday, Babson has gone 14-4 in the month of September going back to the start of last year.

ANOTHER MILESTONE ON THE HORIZON
• Cameron, who became the first player in school history to record more than 1,000 assists in a season last fall, needs just 25 to reach 2,000 for her career. Only Kathleen Lynch '13 (3,631) and Erica Yuan '04 (2,347) are ahead of Cameron on Babson's all-time list.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 35-6 going back to the start of the 2016 season when winning the first set.

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