Worcester, MA --- Kerrin Beovich (Seaford, NY) belted 11 kills and did not make an error in 21 attempts to lead host WPI to a 3-0 victory over Lasell in a non-conference volleyball matchup on Thursday evening. WPI, who took the contest by scores of 25-17, 25-21 and 25-21, pushes its record to 17-7 while the visiting Lasers slipped to 12-16 on the season.
The Engineers rattled off 14 of the last 18 points of the opening set to turn a 13-11 deficit into a 25-17 win. Beovich came off the bench to serve the final eight points, including a pair of aces. The junior also played a big role in a comeback in the middle set, serving four key points as the Crimson and Gray closed the set with a 12-3 spurt to transform a 18-13 Lasell advantage into a 25-21 WPI victory. Beovich ended the game with a eye-popping .524 hitting percentage.
WPI sported a balanced hitting attack behind Beovich with Belinda Nwagbara (Santa Rosa, CA) smacking eight kills and Holly Ganser (Seward, AK) and Elyssa Dorenfeld (Reading, MA) each cranking seven. Ganser hit at a .462 clip, making just one error in 12 attempts.
Lasell's Meghan Crozier (Ballston Spa, NY) reached a milestone early in the third set when she recorded her 1,000 career dig. The senior became just the second player in program history to reach the mark. She finished with 12 assists and seven digs.
Danielle Drapeau (Biddeford, ME) had a strong offensive game for the visitors, posting a hitting percentage of .423 (13 kills, 2 errors, 26 attempts). The trio of Anna Feeter (Peterborough, NH), Alexis Chappell (Springfield, MA) and Jenna Lynn Geary (Marion, MA) all reached double digits in digs with 17, 13 and 13 respectively while Chappell added six kills.
Both squads look ahead to tri-matches on Saturday. WPI hosts a non-conference tri with Bates and Salve Regina beginning at 12:30pm while Lasell ventures to Emerson for a 10am GNAC tri-match with Albertus Magnus.