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Match Preview: No. 24 Women's Volleyball vs. MIT

Match Preview: No. 24 Women's Volleyball vs. MIT

No. 24 Women's Volleyball vs. MIT
Tuesday, October 8 | 6 p.m.
Staake Gymnasium | Babson Park, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 6-36 all-time against MIT in a series that dates back to 1982.
• The Beavers and Engineers have split their last 10 meetings since 2013, and the Green and White has won two of the last three matches against MIT inside Staake Gymnasium.

LAST MEETING
• Sophomore Allie Puccio finished with 17 kills and senior Elizabeth Cameron contributed 36 assists and 12 digs to help third-seeded Babson defeat second-seeded MIT in four sets (25-23, 15-25, 25-22, 25-18) on November 1, 2018, in Cambridge.
• Shannon Roseen '19 added 10 kills and junior Gaby Miller led all players with six blocks for the Beavers.
• Abby Bertics put away a match-high 21 kills, while senior Alexis Groark chipped in with 16 kills to pace the Engineers.

SCOUTING THE ENGINEERS
• MIT (16-3, 5-0 NEWMAC) extended its winning streak to four with a three-set sweep of Husson on Saturday afternoon.
• Emily Condon and Shea Landeene combined for 18 kills and Sofie Kupiec dished out 34 assists for the Engineers, who hit .425 as a team in the victory.
• Groark (3.47 k/s) is hitting .262, sophomore Hannah Collins is averaging 2.38 kills per set, and Condon (2.05 k/s, 1.07 b/s) ranks first in the league in blocks and third with a .395 hitting percentage.
• Junior Andie Maloney leads the NEWMAC in assists per set (9.94) and senior Madison Lee is averaging a team-high 3.90 digs.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• No. 24 Babson (16-1, 4-1 NEWMAC) has won its last five matches and is coming off a 3-0 victory over Vassar on Saturday.
• Puccio and first-year Laura Zuloaga both contributed eight kills and junior Cassidy Witten finished with season highs of seven aces and 15 digs for the Beavers.
• Puccio ranks third in the conference in kills per set (3.70) and his hitting .268, first-year Jordan Lapins is averaging 2.25 kills per set and Zuloago (2.23 k/s) boasts a .434 hitting percentage, which is good for second in the NEWMAC.
• Cameron ranks fourth in the league in assists per set (8.94), while sophomore Maddie Malee ranks fourth in digs per set (3.79).

HOME SWEET HOME
• Babson enters Tuesday's contest riding a 28-match winning streak at home.
• Overall the Beavers have won 47 of their last 48 matches inside Staake Gymnasium going back to October 2015. The setback loss during this stretch was a five-set loss to MIT back on October 3, 2017.

MAKING HISTORY ONE BLOCK AT A TIME
• Senior Kristin Carosotto enters Tuesday's match needing just two blocks to pass Krissy Robertson's '16 program record of 279.

RISING UP THE KILLS LIST
• With a combined 23 kills in Saturday's victories over Coast Guard and Vassar, Puccio is now third on Babson's all-time list with 946 career kills.

HITTING AND DEFENSE
• Entering Tuesday's match, the Green and White is the only Division III team in the country that ranks in the top 10 in both hitting percentage and opponents hitting percentage.
• Babson is hitting as a .257 clip as a team this fall, which is good for 10th nationally, while allowing its foes to hit just .081, which ranks eighth.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers are 16-0 this season when winning the first set.

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