Volleyball: Owls Post 2-0 Record at Tri-Match
KEENE, N.H. 10/16/04 - The Keene State College volleyball team posted a 2-0 record at this weekend's tri-match between Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the University of New England on Parent/Family Weekend at Spaulding Gymnasium.
In their opening match of the day, KSC (8-9) swept MCLA 3-0 (30-18, 30-16, and 30-27). Junior defensive specialist Lynn Therrien (Rochester, N.H.) led the Owls with 22 digs in the game. Shelly Ellis (Hampton, N.H.) added seven kills.
UNE swept a three game match over Mass. College in the middle contest. Game scores were 30-22, 30-18, and 30-10. Sophomore Rachel Seawards (Rollinsford, N.H.) had 12 kills, seven service aces, and 15 digs; junior Kelsey Walton (Meredith, N.H.) dished out 22 assists, four kills, and nine digs, while Michelle Clark (Salem, Mass.) finished with eight kills to lead the Nor'easters. Top hitters for MCLA were sophomores Danielle Smith (Kinderhook, N.Y.) with 18 digs, and Geneva Smith (Tauton, Mass.) with 10 digs and five kills.
KSC defeated UNE (3-2) in a tough five-game match in the finale. After dropping the first match 28-30, the Owls rallied to take the second 30-26. The teams traded wins in the next two matches with UNE taking the third game 30-28, and Keene State winning the final two 30-23, and 15-12. Ellis led the Owls with 25 digs and 15 kills. Freshman Kelly Yankowski (Turners Falls, Mass.) chipped in with 39 assists, and Genna Florkowski (East Northport, N.Y.) finished with nine service aces.
Keene State hosts Trinity College on Tuesday (7 p.m.).