Seahawks corral Bison in three

Seahawks corral Bison in three

DUDLEY, Mass. – The Nichols College volleyball team was defeated by Salve Regina University 3-0 Thursday night in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) at the Nichols Athletic Center.

Freshman J'ena Baker (Rockledge, Fla.) paced the Bison with seven kills while sophomore Sarah Boermeester (Billerica, Mass.) threw down six kills. Freshman Megan Gardner (South Deerfield, Mass.) dished out 13 assists to go with three kills, freshman Jayla Simmons (Rockledge, Fla.) collected seven digs, and senior Monica Pucko (Gardner, Mass.) had a pair of block assists.

The Seahawks won game one 25-15, game two 25-9, and game three 25-7; they posted a hitting pct. of .516 for the match – highlighted by a .579 clip in the second set. Sophomore Cassidy Trablicy (Phoenix, Ariz.) led all student-athletes with 12 kills (.667 hitting pct.) while junior Samantha Higgins (Coventry, R.I.) picked up six (.545 hitting pct.), and sophomore Megan Parham (Tulsa, Okla.) racked up nine digs. Junior Samantha Salwa (Ellington, Conn.) registered 33 assists.

All-Time Series

Tonight's contest marked the first-ever meeting between Nichols College and Salve Regina University. The Seahawks lead the series, 1-0.

Next Match

Nichols (5-16, 0-6 CCC) – Saturday, October 22 @ Curry, 12:00 p.m.

Salve Regina (13-9, 2-4 CCC) – Saturday, October 22 vs Gordon, 1:00 p.m.