Women's Volleyball Breezes Past Falcons, 3-0

Women's Volleyball Breezes Past Falcons, 3-0

THE BASICS
Score:
Dean College 3, Fitchburg State 0
Records: Dean College (7-9), Fitchburg State (2-13)
Location: Parkinson Gymnasium, Fitchburg, Mass.
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM

THE LEAD:
Led by 12 kills from Melanie Rios-Nevarez (Alta Vega, Puerto Rico), Dean College made quick work of host Fitchburg State, racing past the Falcons, 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 26-24) on Thursday evening in non-league volleyball action.

HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Bulldogs breezed in the opening frame, quickly taking a 25-12 victory. It was much of the same in the second set as Dean controlled play to the tune of a 25-19 win.

It was much more of a battle in the final frame down the stretch after a Kait Anderson (Clinton, Conn.) kill put Dean in front 22-20. Fitchburg State rallied to take a 24-22 edge after a Lauren Riccardi service ace.

The Bulldogs didn't blink, however, as they got two kills from Rios-Nevarez, a Falcon miscue and an Anderson kill to seal the match.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
In addition to Rios-Nevarez's huge night, Anderson added seven kills, 11 digs and three service aces, while Nicole Defosses (Colorado Springs, Colo.) doled out 24 assists and added 13 digs.

UP NEXT:
Winners of two of their last three matches, Dean travels to Eastern Nazarene for a tri-match with the host Lions and Massachusetts Maritime on Saturday.