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Volleyball sweeps pair of matches, handles Norwich 3-0 and Lyndon State 3-2

Volleyball sweeps pair of matches, handles Norwich 3-0 and Lyndon State 3-2

Norwich, VT- The MCLA Volleyball team needed to get back on track after a rough start to 2016 and they did so in sweeping a pair of matches today at Norwich.  The Trailblazers handled Norwich 3-0 in the opener before outlasting Lyndon State 3-2 in the nightcap.  With the wins, MCLA improves to 3-5 on the season heading into their MASCAC opener on Tuesday night.

In the opener against Norwich, MCLA took the match by set scores of 25-19, 25-17, and 25-17.  Sam Anderson paced the offense with 10 kills on just 18 attacks.  Beatrice Lechler fed her all day as she notched 12 assists in the win.  The defense was spearheaded by Chanielle Enomoto and Tessa Sestito who each had 8 digs.

Bri O'Rourke also collected five aces in the win.

In the nightcap, the Trailblazers defeated the Hornets in a five setter.  MCLA took the opening set 25-22 before dropping sets 2 and 3 by scores of 25-21 and 25-20.  The Trailblazers stayed alive by winning the fourth 25-22 before earning the victory 15-10 in the final set.

Anderson once again had 10 kills while Maggie Allen also chipped in with 10.  Taylor Wiese had a solid day with 24 assists.  Sestito also had 13 assists in the match.  Samantha DeCarlo had a season best 19 digs in the win.

The Trailblazers are back in action next Tuesday when they host Westfield State in the home opener.