Volleyball Tripped Up on the Road by League-Leading Coast Guard

Melissa Daigle

New London, CT --- Junior Ashley Dumont (Silver Spring, MD) had ten kills while sophomore Susan West (Jacksonville Beach, FL) added eight kills leading Coast Guard, ranked 7th in New England to a 3-0 win (25-18, 25-18, 25-19) over WPI in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game.

The Bears have won five straight to improve to 10-2 overall while remaining tied for first in the conference with a perfect 4-0 record. Coast Guard beat WPI for the 17th straight time in the series.

West hit .538 with the eight kills and just one error while freshman Michelle Hernandez (Folsom, CA) led the way with ten digs. Junior Maggie Hine (Richmond, VA) 24 assists to lead the Bears.

Freshman Melissa Daigle (Norfolk, MA) led WPI (8-7, 0-4) with ten kills to go with five digs while freshman Brooke Klepper (Miami Beach, FL) hit .438 with eight kills and just one error for the Engineers. Sophomore Shay Feeley (Franklin, MA) had a match-high 25 assists in the loss.

The Bears ran off nine straight points in the first set turning at 13-9 lead into a 22-9 advantage before winning 25-18.

In the second set, Coast Guard jumped out to a 4-0 lead before WPI took the lead 8-7.  WPI led 11-10 before the Bears ran off four straight taking the lead for good 14-11. Coast Guard leading 19-16 would score four of the next five points before again winning 25-18.

WPI  led 14-13 in the third set before the Bears scored eight of the next ten points for a 21-16 lead and closed out the match with a 25-19 win.

The Bears are back in action tomorrow night against Richard Stockton and NYU at the Stevens Invitational in Hoboken, New Jersey.  WPI host NEWMAC foe Wellesley and non-conference opponent Westfield State in a tri-match beginning at 11am.

Release Courtesy Coast Guard Sports Information