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Women's Volleyball Downs Plymouth State and Endicott

Women's Volleyball Downs Plymouth State and Endicott

BEVERLY, Mass.—The Babson College women's volleyball team swept Plymouth State University and Endicott College in a non-conference tri-match on Saturday afternoon inside MacDonald Gymnasium. The Beavers took out the Panthers in three sets (25-13, 25-22, 25-12) before wrapping up the day with a four-set victory (25-17, 13-25, 25-23, 25-16) over the host Gulls.

Babson, which has won three straight improves to 14-5 overall. Endicott is 13-8 on the year, while Plymouth State dropped a pair of matches to slip to 8-13.

Babson 3, Plymouth State 0
Senior Shannon Roseen (Malden, Mass.) and sophomore Allie Puccio (New Hartford, N.Y.) both finished with six kills to pace a balanced Beavers' attack. Senior Catherine Hunter (Duxbury, Mass.), junior Kristin Carosotto (East Greenwich, R.I.) and sophomore Sabrina Lechner (Novato, Calif.) each added five kills apiece, while junior Elizabeth Cameron (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) dished out a match-high 28 assists.

Senior Abby Beecher (Pittsford, N.Y.) led all players with 19 digs for the Green and White.

The Beavers opened a 17-6 set lead in game one to cruise to a 1-0 lead. Plymouth State led by as many as four and held a 22-21 edge in the second set before the Green and White rallied to score the final four points of the frame. Lechner tied it with a kill and combined on a block with sophomore Gaby Miller (Miami, Fla.) to go in front 23-22 before Roseen served up back-to-back aces for the final two points.

Babson dominated the third set, jumping out to a quick 4-0 lead and putting away 14 kills to finish off the sweep.

Babson 3, Endicott 1
Roseen matched her season high with 15 kills and Cameron finished with 55 assists, five digs, four kills and four blocks in the four-set win over the Gulls. Puccio contributed 13 kills and four blocks, Carosotto added 10 kills and a match-high seven blocks, and Miller recorded a season-high 10 kills for the Beavers.

Beecher finished with a team-high 22 digs, first-year Samantha Hardan (Woodway, Wash.) added 13 digs and classmate Maddie Malee (Orlando, Fla.) and sophomore Cassidy Witten (Honolulu, Hawaii) chipped in with 12 and 11, respectively.

First-year Amanda Gilbert (Hopkinton, Mass.) had 13 kills, senior Emma Mancini (Lynnfield, Mass.) finished with 11 kills and 13 digs, and junior Zoey Gifford (Natick, Mass.) contributed 41 assists and eight digs for Endicott.

The teams traded the first two sets with the Green and White putting away 17 kills and hitting at a .300 clip in the opener before the Gulls bounced back to hit .385 in the second. Babson built a 12-7 advantage in game three and held off Endicott, which got within one late, thanks to three kills from Roseen.

The Gulls built an early 7-3 lead in the fourth before the Beavers responded with an 18-5 run. They took an 11-9 lead thanks to a pair of errors by the hosts and got kills from six different players to extend the margin to 21-12 en route to closing out the match.

Babson returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Wheaton at 7 p.m.

• The Beavers are 9-9 all-time against Endicott and have won all four of their matches all-time against Plymouth State.
• Cameron now has 2,399 career assists and passed Erica Yuan '04 for second place on the program's all-time list.
• Babson recorded season highs for kills (60), digs (78) and total blocks (11) against Endicott.
• The Beavers are now 12-2 against Division III opponents this season.