North Adams, MA- The MCLA Volleyball team continued their winning ways as they defeated the Sage College Gators 3-0 this evening in the Amsler Campus Center. Kelly Moczulski collected a match best 15 kills while Tessa Sestito tied a career high with 36 assists in the win.
MCLA is now 12-6 on the season. The Gators fall to 4-17.
The Trailblazers came out firing in the opening set as Moczulski set the tone. MCLA would open up a 17-9 lead, but Sage would rally. Sage cut the deficit to 20-19 on a Megan Ryder kill, but the Gator momentum was stunted by a serving error. MCLA couldn't put the Gators away however, as they ultimately tied the set at 24-24. After trading points, MCLA finally got the set win on a Reagan Scattergood kill and an ace from Moczulski to take the opening set 27-25.
MCLA pulled away in the second set and ultimately took down Sage 25-16 to grab a commanding 2-0 lead heading to the third set.
In the third, MCLA led 24-20 before Sage put one final scare into the hosts. They would grab the next three points to climb within 24-23, but Sestito set up Madison Jayne for a kill to win the set and ultimately the match.
MCLA's Moczulski collected her 15 kills on 36 attacks. She added 15 digs in the win. Ahna Schlaefer collected 8 kills and 13 digs to compliment her. Sestito added 8 digs to her career best assist night. Natasha Stewart ended with a team best 19 digs on defense.
The Gators were led by Emma Parkington's team best 9 kills. She also added 13 digs in defeat. Ryder added 7 kills and 19 digs.
The Trailblazers are back in action on Saturday when they head to Keene State for a tri-match with Plymouth State.