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Tri-Match Preview: No. 24 Women's Volleyball Set to Host Coast Guard and Vassar

Tri-Match Preview: No. 24 Women's Volleyball Set to Host Coast Guard and Vassar

No. 24 Women's Volleyball vs. Coast Guard, 12 p.m.
No. 24 Women's Volleyball vs. Vassar, 4 p.m.
Saturday, October 5 | Staake Gymnasium | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SETUP
• Following a week off, 24th-ranked Babson welcomes Coast Guard and Vassar to Staake Gymnasium for a tri-match on Saturday afternoon.

SERIES HISTORY
vs. Coast Guard
• Babson is 15-23 all-time against the Bears in a series that dates back to 1981.
• The Green and White has won nine in a row and 10 of the last 11 meetings overall against Coast Guard since 2013.
• The teams met twice last season with the Beavers taking both matches in three sets.

vs. Vassar
• The Beavers are 2-1 all-time against the Brewers in a series that dates back to 2009.
• Babson earned a four-set victory over Vassar in the first round of the NCAA Tournament back in 2017.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• No. 24 Babson (14-1, 3-1 NEWMAC) has won three straight matches after posting a three-set victory over Keene State last Saturday.
• Junior Allie Puccio led all players with nine kills and first-year Laura Zuloaga and Jordan Lapins added eight kills apiece for the Beavers, who hit .341 as a team.
• Puccio ranks third in the NEWMAC in kills per set (3.68), Lapins is averaging 2.34 kills and Zuloaga (2.23 k/s) ranks second in the conference with a .432 hitting percentage.
• Senior Elizabeth Cameron is fourth in the league dishing out 8.95 assists per set, while sophomore Maddie Malee's 3.88 digs per set average is good for fifth in the NEWMAC.

SCOUTING THE BEARS
• Coast Guard (12-4, 4-1 NEWMAC) has won seven of its last eight matches following its 3-2 victory at Springfield on Tuesday night.
• Sophomore Amanda Dake led four players in double figures with 26 kills and first-year Noelle Turskey added 10 kills, 15 digs and 26 assists for the Bears, who hit .310 over the final two sets.
• Dake is averaging 3.00 kills and 2.69 digs per set, senior Angelou Dunton is contributing 2.54 kills and 2.80 digs, and Tursky is putting away 2.10 kills and dishing out 4.48 assists per set.
• Senior Makenna Martin leads the team in assists per set (5.47), while junior Veronica Hine ranks fourth in the NEWMAC in digs per set (3.88).

SCOUTING THE BREWERS
• Vassar (4-12) has dropped its last three matches and is coming off a 3-2 loss to Hunter on Wednesday night.
• Sophomore Sara Ehnstrom and senior Jennifer Kerbs both recorded 11 kills, while sophomore Claire Bialek totaled 25 digs for the Brewers, who suffered its fourth five-set loss of the season.
• Sophomore Claire Basler-Chang is averaging 2.78 kills and 3.50 digs per set, senior Colette Cambey (2.11 k/s) is hitting .253, and Ehnstrom is contributed 2.06 kills and 3.94 assists per set.
• Sophomore Madison Wilson is dishing out 5.52 assists per set and Bialek leads the team with a 4.46 digs per set average.

BEAR HUNTERS
• In two matches against Coast Guard last season, Puccio totaled 40 kills and averaged 6.67 kills per set while hitting at a .597 clip.
• Cameron has dished out 10.13 assists per set to go along with 2.67 digs and 1.27 kills per set in five career matches against Coast Guard.

MILESTONE WATCH
• Senior Kristin Carosotto, who ranks fourth in the NEWMAC averaging 0.83 blocks per set, needs just three blocks to pass Krissy Robertson's '16 program record of 279.

BEAVER BITES
• Babson enters Saturday's contests riding a 26-match home winning streak, which is currently the longest in Division III.
• Saturday's victory over Keene State gave the Beavers 14 wins in their first 15 matches for the first time in school history. The 1990 and 1992 teams both started 13-1.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers rank 10th in Division III with a .257 hitting percentage.

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