BOSTON, Mass. – Head Coach Evin Giglio coached to his 100th win with the Wentworth women's volleyball program on Saturday afternoon, as the Leopards defeated Saint Joseph's College (Me.) 3-0 inside Tansey Gymnasium.
Giglio becomes just the second women's coach at Wentworth to reach the milestone, and now has 256 combined wins alongside his 156 wins with the men's program.
The Leopards earn their second-straight victory and improve to 4-1 overall, while the Monks are still in search of their first win and drop to 0-5.
Freshman Mary Zlotosch (Durham, N.H.), and juniors Samantha Lassiter (Rogers, Ark.) and Claire Quick (Mission Viejo, Calif.) each tallied three kills to lead the Leopards over the Monks in the first set, 25-17. Wentworth led by as much as seven points in the middle frame (20-13), before Saint Joe's crawled back with a quick 5-1 run – thanks to a kill apiece from sophomore Sophia Randall (Epping, N.H.) and junior Kelsey Bickford (Somersworth, N.H.) - to shrink the deficit to three, 21-18. The Leopards then forced the Monks into a pair of errors, while junior Leah Rogoz (Woodridge, Ill.) and Zlotosch put down a kill each to take the second set 25-20.
Wentworth hit a match-best .304 in the final frame, and put down 10 kills as a team, paced by Rogoz and Lassiter with three apiece. Freshman Jade Iadarola (Miami, Fla.) locked down the defense with seven digs in the set, as the Leopards posted a 25-13 win to seal the match sweep.
Rogoz registered a match-high eight kills and was one of three Leopards to reach double-digits in digs with 13 overall. Junior Lexie Cambray (Bedford, N.H.) put down 21 digs in the win – also a match-best – while Quick recorded 10. Zlotosch tallied seven kills on .278 hitting, while dishing out 16 assists, while both Lassiter and freshman Abigail Mains (Goldendale, Wash.) had six kills apiece. Lassiter hit .667 on the afternoon, committing zero errors on nine attempts.
Saint Joe's was paced by seven kills apiece from freshman Nicole Baron (Derry, N.H.) and sophomore Erin Olson (Stoughton, Mass.), while senior Jennelle Thompson (Rochester, N.H.) and Randall each had 15 digs. Senior Sarah Dyer (Seabrook, N.H.) rounded out double-digit defense with 10 kills, and also tallied 11 assists.
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