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Women's Volleyball Pick up Fifth Straight Win

Women's Volleyball Pick up Fifth Straight Win

BOSTON, Mass. – Freshman Leah Rogoz (Woodridge, Ill.) had 14 kills and 15 digs and classmate Samantha Lassiter (Rogers, Ark.) had 10 kills, six blocks, and hit .500 to help pace the Wentworth Institute of Technology women's volleyball team to a 3-0 win over Anna Maria in a non-conference match at Tansey Gymnasium.

With the win the Leopards improve to 18-3 on the season while the AMCATS fall to 13-9.

The first set saw the hosts use a 5-0 run with four points coming off of serves from sophomore Lillie Clark (Vista, Calif.) to take an 11-5 lead. Wentworth would increase its lead to as many as 10 (24-14) on a Clark service ace and took the opening set, 25-16. Rogoz had five kills and eight digs in the set while Quick added four kills and Lassiter had two blocks. Neither made an attack error. Sophomore Amari King (Lawrence, Mass.) had six kills in the set for Anna Maria.

Wentworth led wire-to-wire in the second set, jumping out to an 8-1 lead and never looking back. The Leopards held a 17-8 lead before the AMCATS used a 6-0 run to trim the deficit to four at 17-13. Junior Katelyn Carlson (Stratford, Conn.) closed out the set by recording a kill and then being on the service line for the next seven points as the Leopards won, 25-13. Rogoz had four kills and Lassiter had three kills on five swings without an error.

Lassiter had four kills on five swings without an error and had four blocks in the third set, which was won by Wentworth, 25-18. The Leopards won the first three points of the set and led by six (12-6) after an attack error. Anna Maria closed the gap to as few as three on a pair of occasions, including when junior Rebecca Foti (Bedford, N.H.) recorded a kill at 15-12. The Black & Gold scored 10 of the final 16 points to close out the match.

Freshman Claire Quick (Mission Viejo, Calif.) added seven kills while Carlson had 18 assists and freshman Katie Clouse (Hudson Falls, N.Y.) had 15 assists. Clark had 15 digs and four aces in the win.

King had 10 kills, seven digs, and four blocks for Anna Maria. Foti added nine kills and sophomore Carlolina Garcia (Springfield, Mass.) had 10 digs.

Wentworth is at Newbury on Saturday for a tri-match with the Nighthawks and Mitchell. Anna Maria is at Coast Guard for a tri-match on Saturday with the Bears and Nichols.