Women's Volleyball Serves Up Aces In Sweep Of Gators

Women's Volleyball Serves Up Aces In Sweep Of Gators

THE BASICS
Match 1 Score:
Dean College 3, Pine Manor 0 (25-4, 25-10, 25-14)
Match 2 Score: Dean College 3, Pine Manor 0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-5)
Records: Pine Manor (0-9), Dean College (6-9)
Location: Pieri Gymnasium, Franklin, Mass.
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM

THE LEAD:
A suddenly surging Dean College women's volleyball team swept a pair of non-league matches on Saturday morning, taking down visiting Pine Manor by identical 3-0 scores.

The pair of victories runs the Bulldogs win streak to four straight in advance of a critical stretch in their schedule beginning Wednesday.

MATCH 1: Dean College 3, Pine Manor 0 (25-4, 25-10, 25-14)
The Bulldogs rolled to a 25-4 victory in the first set as Miranda Marquez (San Pedro, Calif.) led the way with nine service aces in the frame.

After Dean won the second set, 25-10, they finished the first match with a 25-14 triumph in the third frame.

Marquez, meanwhile, ended with 15 services in the three set match, tied for the eighth-most service aces in a three-set match in NCAA Division III history.

As a team, Dean finished with 27 services aces as Sadie Homer (North Easton, Mass.) had six of her own to go along with 12 assists.

Kait Anderson (Clinton, Conn.) ended with a match-best six kills, while Marquez, Homer and Neyssa Franklin (Milford, Mass.) ended with three each.

MATCH 2: Dean College 3, Pine Manor 0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-5)
Dean started off slower in the second match, but the Bulldogs were able to capture the opening frame, 25-12 and then held off a hard-fighting Gator squad for a 25-14 win in the second frame.

The Bulldogs then completed the sweep with a 25-5 win in the third set as Marquez ended with six kills and seven more service aces.

UP NEXT:
The Bulldogs are off until Wednesday when they play host to Mount Holyoke. First serve is slated for 7:00 PM.