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WPI Sweeps Women’s Volleyball, 3-0

WPI Sweeps Women’s Volleyball, 3-0

THE BASICS 

Score:             
WPI, 3; Emmanuel College, 0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-16)
Records:         
Emmanuel College Saints (6-14)
WPI Engineers (11-8)
Location:         
Boston, Mass. – Andy Yosinoff Court
Date:               
Thursday, October 17, 2019

THE LEAD:  The WPI women's volleyball team made quick work of host Emmanuel College in a 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-16) sweep on Thursday evening in non-conference action in Boston, Mass.

HOW IT HAPPENED  

  • The Engineers opened the match on a 4-0 blitz and never looked back in the opening set, holding a lead throughout while holding the Saints to a dismal negative -.038 hitting percentage as a team in the set to take the frame, 25-17
  • It didn't get any better for Emmanuel in the second set as WPI continued its strong play at the net, holding the Saints to a negative -.083 attacking percentage in the second set to cruise to a 25-16 win.
  • EC show some fight early on in the final frame, trading points in the action to a 6-5 score before the Engineers rattled off five straight points to swing the momentum en route to the 3-0 sweep in non-conference play.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

  • WPI junior middle hitters Amanda Wetmore (Hudson, N.H.) and Sarah Kwatinetz (Seattle, Wa.) powered the Engineers with 10 kills each while hitting .400 and .529, respectively in the win.
  • Emmanuel freshman libero Samantha Carrigan (Plaistow, N.H.) collected a match-high 15 digs in the loss while classmate Tatiana Correia (Peabody, Mass.) added nine digs.
  • Freshman setter Catherine Reynolds (Concord, N.H.) ran a balanced offensive show for WPI dishing out 32 helpers to go along with seven digs and three aces for a strong all-around showing while junior libero Kayleigh Campbell (Wilbraham, Mass.) collected 10 digs.
  • Also in double-digit dig totals for WPI was junior outside hitter Kate Amrein (Nashua, N.H.) with 11 put-ups.
  • In the win, WPI tallied eight aces and eight total blocks compared to just one aces and zero blocks by the host Saints. 

UP NEXT

  • Emmanuel returns to action on Saturday, October 19th when they head across Brookline Ave. to take on Simmons University at 12:00 PM in GNAC action.
  • WPI is back the same day, traveling to Bowdoin College for a 1:00 PM non-conference tilt.