NEW LONDON, Conn. – Senior Ashley Dumont had ten kills and hit .600 leading Coast Guard to its season-best fifth straight win a 3-0 victory over Mount Holyoke in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game.
Coast Guard which won by game scores of 25-12, 25-21, 25-14, improves to 13-5 overall and even its record in NEWMAC play to 3-3 while Mount Holyoke drops to 6-9 overall and 0-7 in conference play.
In the opening set, the Lyons led 6-5 before Coast Guard ran off six of the next seven for a 11-7 advantage. Mount Holyoke got back-to-back points cutting the deficit to 11-9 before the Bears ran off six straight and 12 of the next 14 points en route to the 25-12 win.
Coast Guard ran off five straight points for a 9-3 lead in the second set. The Bears led 12-6 before Mount Holyoke eight of the next ten points to tie it at 14. The Lyons led 18-17 before Coast Guard scored three straight for a 20-18 edge. The Bears leading 21-20, would score four of the final five points for the 25-21 win.
In the final set, Coast Guard jumped out to a 6-2 lead and maintained that edge at 15-11 when the Bears scored six of the next seven pushing the lead to 21-12 and won it 25-21.
Sophomore Michelle McGill led the Bears with 12 digs while senior Maggie Hine had a match-high five aces and 33 assists in the win. Junior Susan West added nine kills for Coast Guard.
Both the Bears and the Lyons will take the Columbus Day weekend off before returning to action on Tuesday. Coast Guard heads to Wheaton, while Mount Holyoke hosts Springfield. Both games begin at 7pm.
Game recap courtesy of Jason Southard, Coast Guard Sports Information.