Score: Dean College 3, Bay Path 0 (25-11, 25-22, 25-20)
Records: Dean College (9-11, 1-4 NECC), Bay Path (7-10, 2-4 NECC)
Location: Pieri Gym, Franklin, Mass.
Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
The Dean College Bulldogs used a balanced attack to make quick work of visiting Bay Path, racing to a 3-0 victory in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) play on Friday night in Franklin, Mass.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Dean broke open a tight first set with nine straight points, turning an 11-9 lead into a 20-9 advantage. The Bulldogs carried the momentum to a 25-11 set win.
The second set was a back and forth affair throughout. Tied at 15, Bay Path scored four of the next five points to take a 19-16 lead, but the Bulldogs roared back, ripping off nine of the final 12 points for a 25-22 victory.
The Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead in the final set, leading 4-1 before Bay Path rallied to take the lead back. Trailing 20-18, the Bulldogs took a timeout. Dean responded with seven straight points to take the game and the set, earning their first NECC victory of the season.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Nicole Defosses (Colorado Springs, Colo.) led the way for Dean with a double-double, notching 16 digs and 14 assists while also adding three kills. Kait Anderson (Clinton, Conn.) powered the Bulldogs offense with six kills while Samantha Trullo (Chelmsford, Mass.) and Miranda Marquez (San Pedro, Calif.) both added four. Melanie Rios-Nevarez (Vega Alta, Puerto Rico) registered three kills and added 11 digs.
Dean hosts Albertus Magnus on Monday night at 7:00 p.m. at Pieri Gym in Franklin, Mass.