BABSON PARK, Mass.— Senior Jenny Karnes (Houston, Texas), classmate Lorraine Mackiewicz (Edison, N.J.) and sophomore Shannon Roseen (Malden, Mass.) combined for 39 kills as Babson College defeated visiting Wellesley College, 3-0 (25-22, 26-24, 25-19), in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s volleyball action on Thursday night at Staake Gymnasium.
With its fifth win in the last seven matches, Babson improves to 7-3 overall and 3-1 in conference play, while Wellesley slips to 8-5 overall and 2-1 in the NEWMAC.
Mackiewicz tied for matchhigh honors with 13 kills, while Roseen added 12 kills and .458 on the night for the Beavers. Karnes finished with 11 kills and first-year Elizabeth Cameron (El Dorad Hills, Calif.) dished out a season-high
39 assists to go along with 11 digs in the win.
Sophomore Yasmine Reece (New Rochelle, N.Y.) recorded 13 kills and seven digs, while first-year Kennedy Ulfig (Saline, Mich.) added 12 kills and 10 digs for the Blue.
Sophomore Michelle Li (Scarsdale, N.Y.) finished with 27 assists and first-year Meghan Shoop (Cypress, Calif.) contributed 10 digs.
Mackiewicz and Roseen combined for 13 of Babson’s 17 first-set kills as the hosts hit .350 as a team and overcame nine kills from Reece to take a one-game advantage. The Beavers led by as many as eight in the second set before the Blue ripped off an 11-3 run to pull even at 23-23. After trading points to make it 24-24, Karnes and sophomore
Gizem Yilmaz (Istanbul, Turkey) came through with back-toback kills to close out the set for the Green and White.
After trading the first 10 points of the third set, Babson took control of the frame with a 13-5 run. Yilmaz had a pair of kills in a four-point run and Mackiewicz and
Karnes combined for three late kills to close out the match. The Beavers’ hit .295 as a team on the night and their 49 kills were just three short of their season
high. The Blue recorded 33 kills and hit .200 as a team.
Both teams return to action with a pair of matches on Saturday
beginning at 11 a.m. Babson will travel to Clark to face the host
Cougars and Amherst, while Wellesley visits WPI and will also take on Rivier.