Score: Dean College 3, Fitchburg State 0
Records: Dean College (7-9), Fitchburg State (2-13)
Location: Parkinson Gymnasium, Fitchburg, Mass.
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Led by 12 kills from Melanie Rios-Nevarez (Alta Vega, Puerto Rico), Dean College made quick work of host Fitchburg State, racing past the Falcons, 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 26-24) on Thursday evening in non-league volleyball action.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Bulldogs breezed in the opening frame, quickly taking a 25-12 victory. It was much of the same in the second set as Dean controlled play to the tune of a 25-19 win.
It was much more of a battle in the final frame down the stretch after a Kait Anderson (Clinton, Conn.) kill put Dean in front 22-20. Fitchburg State rallied to take a 24-22 edge after a Lauren Riccardi service ace.
The Bulldogs didn't blink, however, as they got two kills from Rios-Nevarez, a Falcon miscue and an Anderson kill to seal the match.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
In addition to Rios-Nevarez's huge night, Anderson added seven kills, 11 digs and three service aces, while Nicole Defosses (Colorado Springs, Colo.) doled out 24 assists and added 13 digs.
Winners of two of their last three matches, Dean travels to Eastern Nazarene for a tri-match with the host Lions and Massachusetts Maritime on Saturday.