MILTON, Mass. – The Curry College women's volleyball team swept the Bulldogs of Dean College on Wednesday evening to improve to 7-3. After the defeat, Dean moves to 1-7 on the year.
The Colonels wasted no time in jumping out to an early lead, as back-to-back kills by Faith Herity (River Edge, N.J.) made it 7-1 in favor of Curry. Later in the set, Herity struck again with two consecutive service aces to make it a 16-6 edge. After a 9-4 run, the Colonels closed the first set with a 25-10 victory.
The second frame started similar to the first, with Curry taking the first four points, but a Colonels attack error got the Bulldogs back into the set as the hosts' lead was cut to just one at 7-6. From there, Curry went on a 14-2 run, highlighted by three service aces by senior setter Lex Bell (Salem, Conn.). The teams traded points as the set found its conclusion, but the Colonels took another game, this time by a score of 25-14.
Looking to avoid the sweep, Dean got out to a 4-2 lead in the third set, but three consecutive attack errors by the visitors pushed Curry to a 7-4 advantage. The Bulldogs stayed close, tying the score at 10 then once again at 18, but the Colonels closed out the match with a sweep as another Herity service ace finished the third set with a 25-22 score.
For the second straight match, Herity (11) led the Colonels in kills. Rachel Damstra (Houston, Texas) topped the team in assists with 12 while Shea Mathews (Concord, N.H.) rounded out the leaders with 22 digs. The nine kills of Kait Anderson (Clinton, Conn.) led the Bulldogs while Sadie Homer's (North Easton, Mass.) 25 assists and Melanie Rios-Nevarez's (Vega Alta, Puerto Rico) 14 digs also topped the team.
The Colonels have now won five consecutive matches for the first time in program history and will look to make it six on Saturday, September 21 when they travel to face the Albertus Magnus Falcons. The non-conference action will begin at 1:00 p.m. Dean also gets back to work on Saturday, as they travel to take on Lesley University at 12:00 p.m.