LEICESTER, Mass. – Hawks senior Morgan Gould (North Attleboro, Mass.) set a new program record, finishing the match with 16 service aces, launching herself over the 100 career service ace mark, as the Becker Hawks defeated the Northern-Vermont Lyndon Hornets in straight sets on Wednesday evening in non-conference play.
October 16, 2019
Score: Becker 3 – Northern Vermont at Lyndon 0 (25-3, 25-12, 25-11)
Records: The Becker College Hawks 6-14 | The Northern Vermont University – Lyndon Hornets 0-11
Gould was clinical in the opening set, finishing with 13 services aces, which already broke the record for aces in a match. Becker won the final 22 points of the set in the 25-3 victory. Senior Gillian Criddle (Earleville, Md.) led the Hawks with three kills in the set.
In the second set, Becker used a scoring run in the middle of the set to start pulling away from the Hornets. The Hawks finished the set on a 10-1 spurt to win the second set, 25-12. Junior Emily Peterman (Vancouver, Wash.) had three kills in the set. Hornets sophomore Emily Clancy (Durham, Conn.) also had three kills.
In the final set, an 11-4 run provided plenty of breathing room for Becker in the 25-11 set win. Criddle and freshman Ariana Gordon (Brockton, Mass.) each had three kills in the final set.
FOR THE HAWKS
- The team total of 29 service aces is a new program record, eclipsing the previous record of 25. The former record happened twice, most recently in Sept. 2015.
- The Hawks hit a blazing .727 in the opening set, finishing with nine kills on 11 attempts with one error.
- Criddle led the team with six kills, matching a season high. Gordon finished with five kills.
- Sophomore Joanna Bampi (Peabody, Mass.) had a match-high 12 digs.
FOR THE HORNETS
- Clancy was joined by junior Vanessa Soares (Naugatuck, Conn.) with a team-high three kills.
- Junior Cassandra Black (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) led the team with three assists.
- Black and senior Oo Mai Be (Winooski, Vt.) each had a service ace.
The Hawks return to conference play with a Saturday afternoon match as they travel to Dean College for a noon contest. The Hornets also return for Saturday action as they head to Fort Kent for a conference match at 12:00 p.m.