Volleyball Splits Tri-Match With Smith, Johnson State

Volleyball Splits Tri-Match With Smith, Johnson State

THE BASICS:

Score: Dean 3, Johnson State 0 (25-8, 25-12, 25-5)
Records: Dean (2-2); Johnson State (0-4)
Location: Northampton, MA
Date: Saturday, September 9
Time: 11:00 a.m.

The Lead: The Dean College Bulldogs overpowered Johnson State, defeating the Badgers 3-0 in the second leg of a doubleheader at Smith College in Northampton, MA.  

How It Happened

  • The Bulldogs controlled play from the beginning. They raced out to an 11-1 lead in the opening set, en route to a 25-8 victory.
  • The second set started in a similar fashion.  Dean led 11-2 before Johnson State rallied to close the gap to 16-9.  The Bulldogs were able to settle back in and score 8 of the next 9 points, eventually winning 25-12.
  • Dean poured it on in the final set, scoring the match's final 10 points to win 25-5.

Inside The Numbers

Game 2

THE BASICS:

Score: Smith 3, Dean 0 (25-9, 25-18, 25-11)
Records: Smith (3-2); Dean (1-2)
Location: Northampton, MA
Date: Saturday, September 9
Time: 9:00 a.m.

The Lead: The Dean College Bulldogs were outmatched by Smith College, falling 3-0.   

How It Happened

  • Smith pulled away with a 7-0 run in the middle of the first set to give them a 19-6 lead.  They would go on to win the set 25-9.
  • Dean battled in the second set, trailing 11-10 midway through before Smith ripped of 8 straight points.  A late Bulldog rally closed the gap to 23-17, but Smith would prevail 25-18.
  • Smith exploded at the start of the final set, taking a 10-2 lead and never looking back.  

Inside The Numbers

  • Tsonga and Anderson led the Bulldogs with 6 and 5 kills, respectively.  Tsonga also added 13 digs.
  • Sami Mulcahy had 13 digs, as well.  Rios-Nevarez added 11 assists and 12 digs.
  • Smith College finished with 46 kills to Dean's 16.
  • Smith also led in digs 66-50. 

Up Next: Dean next plays Tuesday night in their home opener against New England College.  Start time is set for 7:00.