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Match Preview: No. 17 Women's Volleyball vs. Hunter

Match Preview: No. 17 Women's Volleyball vs. Hunter

No. 17 Women's Volleyball vs. Hunter
Friday, November 1 | 7 p.m.
Staake Gymnasium | Babson Park, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson won the only other meeting between the schools back in 2014. 

LAST MEETING
• Mary Donahue '16 led all players with 10 kills and Krissy Robertson '16 contributed 12 assists, seven digs, five kills and three blocks to help Babson sweep Hunter in three sets (25-13, 25-20, 25-16) on August 30, 2014, in New York City.
• The Beavers totaled 40 kills and 16 service aces while hitting .298 as a team in the victory.

SCOUTING THE HAWKS
• Hunter (12-15) wrapped up its fourth straight CUNYAC regular season title with a 3-0 win over Medgar Evers on Tuesday night.
• Three different players finished with seven kills and first-year Beverly Wong totaled 19 assists and five aces for the Hawks, who hit .358 in the match.
• Senior Kylie Hurst is averaging 2.85 kills and 3.07 digs per set, sophomore Mariam Ouattara is contributing 1.98 kills per set, and junior Isabelle Lawrence (1.91 k/s, 0.76 b/s) is hitting .259 on the year.
• Sophomore Justine Smith is dishing out 7.75 assists and junior Sunghee Cho is averaging 4.33 digs per set.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• No. 17 Babson (27-1, 8-1 NEWMAC) enters the weekend riding a 16-match winning streak after rallying for a five-set victory over Wellesley on Tuesday night.
• Junior Gaby Miller registered a season-high 16 kills and classmate Allie Puccio added 14 kills and three blocks for the Beavers, who .429 in the decisive fifth set.
• Puccio is averaging 3.51 kills per set to go along with a .275 hitting percentage, first-year Jordan Lapins is contributing 2.48 kills per set, and classmate Laura Zuloaga (2.26 k/s) is hitting a robust .423 on the year.
• Senior Elizabeth Cameron is handing out 9.69 assists per set, while sophomore Maddie Malee leads the team with a 3.22 digs per set average.

A SALUTE TO THE SENIORS
• Cameron and fellow seniors Kristin Carosotto, Erica Schwegman and Emily Woodward will play their final regular season home match on Friday night.
• One of the most decorated classes in program history, the group has won 93 matches while capturing a 2018 NEWMAC Tournament championship and making a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances.
• The group helped the Beavers reach their first NCAA Tournament regional final in 2017 before advancing to the national quarterfinals last season.

MOVING UP THE CHARTS
• Carosotto recorded 10 kills in Tuesday's win over Wellesley to move into eight place on Babson's all-time list with 707 career kills.
• Puccio, who is tied for 10th on the Beavers' single-season list with 309 kills this fall, is one of just two players in program history to record more than 300 kills in three consecutive seasons.
• In addition to becoming the program's all-time assists leader, Cameron is now sixth all-time with 152 service aces and 10th with 208 blocks.

BEAVER BITES
• Babson's 16-match winning streak is its longest in program history.
• The Beavers enter Friday's match needing one more victory to match the program record of 28 set back in 2015.
• The Green and White owns the longest home winning streak in Division III (35 matches) and has won 30 straight contests over non-conference opponents going back to 2015.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers are 25-0 this season when winning the first set of the match.

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