Match 1 Score: Dean College 3, Mount Ida 2 (22-25, 25-22, 19-25, 25-13, 15-11)
Match 2 Score: Dean College 3, Newbury 2 (25-22, 21-25, 20-25, 25-16, 15-8)
Records: Dean College (7-7), Mount Ida (9-11), Newbury (2-12)
Location: Pappas Gymnasium, Brookline, Mass.
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Diondre Gomes (Fairhaven, Mass.) had a pair of monster offensive performances and Dean College picked up a tri-match sweep with victories of non-conference opponent, Mount Ida, 3-2 and then a conference triumph over Newbury by another 3-2 score.
Match 1: Dean College 3, Mount Ida 2 (22-25, 25-22, 19-25, 25-13, 15-11)
The Bulldogs avenged an early season defeat to the Mustangs with a hard fought, come from behind win over Mount Ida.
After dropping the first set, they rebounded and one the next only to fall behind after the third. Dean, however, made their move, racing to a 25-13 win in the fourth set and then claimed the win with a 15-11 fifth set.
Gomes totaled 21 kills and ten digs for the Bulldogs, who also got nine kills and 15 digs from Joel Carmona (Lawrence, Mass.).
Meanwhile, Bobby Tetreault (Mattapoisett, Mass.) handed out 38 assists.
Match 2: Dean College 3, Newbury College 2 (25-22, 21-25, 20-25, 25-16, 15-8)
The scenario for this contest was eerily similar to the first match of the day with the Dean falling behind 2-1 after three sets. And like the earlier match, the Bulldogs took the momentum with a fourth set victory that catapulted them into a fifth set win.
As was the case in the first match as well, Gomes was again spectacular, racking up 23 kills and 15 digs Carmona had a standout performance as well, posting 17 kills and 15 digs, while Ruelas-Garcia had his best match of the year, ending with 14 kills and ten digs.
Tetreault, meanwhile, doled out 51 assists to go along with 11 digs as the Bulldogs won their third straight match.
Dean will return to action on Monday when they return home for a 6:00 PM start against New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) rival, Southern Vermont.