New Haven Takes Down Assumption In Straight Sets

Kelly Dorandi

THE BASICS:

- Score: New Haven 3, Assumption 0

- Records: New Haven (9-3 overall, 1-0 NE10), Assumption (0-7 overall, 0-1 NE10)

- Location: Worcester, Mass. (Laska Gymnasium)

- The Lead: In an uphill battle against two-time defending NE10 Champion New Haven, the Assumption Greyhounds were unable to capture a set on Tuesday evening, despite strong efforts from senior captains Kellie Smith (Richland, Mich./Gull Lake) and Kelly Dorandi (Plaistow, N.H./Methuen).

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Assumption and New Haven played even through the opening eight points, however, the Chargers responded with next seven points to grab an 11-4 advantage. The Hounds closed back within six at 13-7, but were never able to get any closer as New Haven pulled away for the 25-11 win.

- In the second set, the Hounds fell behind 7-2 early, before two straight cut the deficit to three points. Six straight points from the Chargers pushed their lead to 13-4 and Assumption was unable to draw closer than eight points the rest of the set as New Haven earned the 25-16 win.

- The Hounds were able to take the lead at the beginning of the third set, leading 2-1 before the Chargers went on a 7-0 run. The Hounds fought back, but were unable to close the gap and New Haven eventually pulled away for a 25-9 set win to capture the match.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- The Hounds had 24 total kills on the night with seven coming from both Smith and Alana Hruska (Marlborough Conn./RHAM). Freshman Alexandra Krawczyk (East Patchogue, N.Y./Bellport) dished off 16 assists on the match along with three digs.

Smith and Dorandi, ended the night with 11 digs apiece, closely followed by Ariana Orcera (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico/Colegio Marista) with seven.

Kali Greathed of New Haven led the match in kills with ten while Brianna Mirmina led in digs with 19. Kristine Rios tallied 23 assists on the night.

UP NEXT:

- Assumption is back on the court Saturday, September 15, to face Southern New Hampshire at 1 p.m.

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