No. 22 Women's Volleyball Sweeps Mount Holyoke, 3-0

Hannah Grupe
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- Score: No. 22 MIT 3, Mount Holyoke College 0 (25-10, 25-13, 25-11)

- Records: No. 22 MIT (14-2, 4-1 NEWMAC); Mount Holyoke (6-7, 0-6 NEWMAC)

- Location: South Hadley, Mass. (Howard Gymnasium)

- The Lead: The nationally-ranked No. 22 MIT women's volleyball team picked up its fourth win in a row following a 25-10, 25-13, 25-11 decision at NEWMAC rival Mount Holyoke College on Friday night. Freshman Hannah Grupe (Oakwood, Ohio) led the Engineers' balanced attack with eight kills while hitting .538 and recording two blocks.


- Set 1: Holding a 6-5 lead, a pair of errors along with an ace by junior Shea Landeene (Phoenix, Ariz.) kicked off a 19-5 run that closed the set.

- Set 2: Mount Holyoke stayed close early in the set as it trailed 9-6. Kills by junior Alexis Groark (Elwood, N.Y.) and Grupe along with an ace from senior Christina Liao (Warren, N.J.) helped MIT create some breathing room before mounting a 9-3 set-ending run.

- Set 3: After a back-and-forth start that saw the Lyons take a 7-6 edge, kills by freshman Nikasha Patel (Paradise Valley, Ariz.) and senior Carly Staub (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) put the Engineers in front and sparked a 10-1 run. MIT maintained the comfortable cushion down the stretch and then recorded the final six points of the match.


- Staub registered seven kills on nine errorless hitting attempts and notched two blocks while Patel also finished with seven kills.

- Liao dished out 31 assists as Landeene and senior Abby Bertics (La Jolla, Calif.) both earned two aces.

- Groark produced six kills and six digs while senior Carly Silvernale (Bellevue, Wash.) and junior Madison Lee (Hillsborough, Calif.) collected seven and five digs, respectively.


- MIT continues conference play on Tuesday, Oct. 2 when it hosts Babson College at 6:00 p.m.


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