NEW LONDON, N.H.—Visiting Babson College hit an efficient .400 and got five or more kills from five different players on its way to defeating Colby-Sawyer College in three sets, 25-15, 25-11, 25-19, in non-conference women's volleyball action on Thursday night at Coffin Field House.
With its sixth win in seven matches, Babson improves to 12-5 overall. Colby-Sawyer, which had its six-match winning streak snapped, drops to 12-8 on the year.
Junior Kristin Carosotto (East Greenwich, R.I.) led all players with seven kills and three blocks, while the sophomore quartet of Sabrina Lechner (Novato, Calif.), Gaby Miller (Miami, Fla.), Allie Puccio (New Hartford, N.Y.) and Rachel Williams (Chicago, Ill.) all finished with five kills apiece for the Beavers. Junior Emily Woodward (Deerfield, Mass.) dished out a match-high 19 assists and senior Abby Beecher (Pittsford, N.Y.) led all players with nine digs.
First-years Sam Mohammed (Killingworth, Conn.) and Maddie Bromley (Truckee, Calif.) each had five kills for the Chargers, who hit just .015 in the match. Classmate Anna Allen (Los Angeles, Calif.) doled out 11 assists and junior Morgan Flynn (Reading, Mass.) finished with six digs in the loss.
Carosotto, Lechner and Puccio all had three first-set kills and the Green and White put away 16 as a team to cruise to a 1-0 lead. The Beavers jumped out to a quick 8-5 lead in game two and pulled away by scoring 17 of the final 23 points on their way to closing out the stanza.
The teams traded the first six points of game three before Babson got two kills from Carosotto, another from sophomore Avery Tronson (Woodland Hills, Calif.) and a service ace from junior Erica Schwegman (Birmingham, Mich.) to go in front for good. The Beavers took their biggest lead of the frame at 23-11 before Flynn trimmed the Chargers deficit with four consecutive service aces.
Both teams return to action on Saturday as Babson travels to Endicott for a tri-match with Plymouth State and the host Gulls beginning at 1 p.m., while Colby-Sawyer visits Simmons at 2 p.m.
• The Beavers are now 13-6 all-time against the Chargers and have won six consecutive matches in the series dating back to 2011.
• Sixteen of Babson's 18 players recorded at least a half-point in Thursday's win.
• The Green and White improves to 11-0 this season and 77-4 dating back to 2014 when it hits at least .200.
• The Beavers are now 11-2 on the year against Division III opponents.