Volleyball Drops NEWMAC Contest at Babson, 3-0

Kim Woodward

Babson 3, WPI 0

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Babson Park, MA --– Babson sophomore Meg Flaherty (Hollis, NH) led all players with 12 kills to lead the Beavers to a 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-18) victory over visiting WPI in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s volleyball match in Staake Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. With the win, Babson raised its record to 5-5 overall and 2-0 in league play, while the Engineers fell for just the second time this season to drop to 11-2 overall and 0-2 in the NEWMAC.

In addition to her contest-high 12 kills, Flaherty also added 11 digs in the victory. Senior captain Caitlin O’Neill (Lynnfield, MA) added seven kills, two aces, and four total blocks, and junior Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) contributed eight kills, an ace, nine digs, and two block assists. First-year Kathleen Lynch (Quincy, MA) was once again the team’s assist leader with 30, and senior captain Becca Rydzik (Beacon Falls, CT) added a match-high 13 digs.

WPI was paced in defeat by senior Becca Holmberg (Madison, CT), who amassed 10 kills and 12 digs, and sophomore Kim Woodward (Clifton Park, NY), who dished out 15 assists.

Both teams will resume play with conference matches this coming Tuesday. Babson will host Wheaton at 7 p.m., while WPI will play at Mount Holyoke at 7 p.m.

Story Courtesy Babson Sports Information