JOHNSON, Vt. – The Curry College Women's Volleyball Team opened its 2012 season with a pair of wins, defeating tri-match host Johnson State, 3-0, then knocking off Paul Smith's, 3-1.
Curry 3, Johnson 0 (25-9, 25-8, 25-13)
In the season-opener for each team, Curry blanked Johnson 3-0 behind seven kills and five digs from senior Kendra LeMay (Chicopee, Mass.) and 10 assists from sophomore Hannah Robison (Cumberland, R.I.). Sophomore Courtney DiBiasio (Coventry, R.I.) added six kills to her team-high nine service aces and five digs. The Colonels stacked up 20 service aces as a team in the match.
Johnson saw freshman Andrea Williams (Thorborn, Nova Scotia/North Nova) record five kills and three digs while senior Kylie VanEtten (Montrose, Penn./Elk Lake) had five assists and six digs.
Curry 3, Paul Smith’s 1 (24-26, 25-9, 25-7, 25-21)
Despite falling in the opening set, Curry rallied for comfortable wins in the next two sets and held off a feisty Paul Smith’s club for a 3-1 win to move to 2-0 in the early season. DiBiasio had 14 kills and seven digs in the match while Robison tallied a whopping 21 assists and 15 digs. Sophomore Tiana Sturtze (Worcester, Mass.) had six kills, two block solo’s and a block assist.
Paul Smith’s saw junior Alyssa Fredericks (Van Hornesville, N.Y.) tally 10 assists and 18 digs while Madeleine Sullivan (Horseheads, N.Y.) had five kills to go with 12 digs and freshman Rebecca Psiaki (Ithaca, N.Y.) also had a dozen digs.