Volleyball Splits a Pair of Five Set Matches With Eastern Connecticut and New Paltz

Sarah Kwatinetz

New London, CT -- The WPI volleyball team worked overtime on Saturday going five sets in both matches as the Engineers split a pair of neutral contests played at Coast Guard on Saturday afternoon.  The Crimson and Gray took their first match 3-2 over Eastern Connecticut (19-25, 25-10, 19-25, 25-19, 15-11) before falling 3-2 to New Paltz (25-8, 17-25, 13-25, 25-22, 15-10). 

With the split, WPI is now 14-11 on the season. 

In the opener against the Warriors, four different Engineers reached double figures in kills.  Amanda Wetmore (Hudson, NH) led the hit parade with 17 kills, Colleen Mullins (Andover, MA) and Maddie Sanborn (Londonderry, NH) registered 14 each and Sarah Kwatinetz (Seattle, WA) notched 11.  Catherine Reynolds (Concord, NH) handed out a career-best 51 assists, the second most in Greg Poole's seven-year tenure as head coach.  Abbie Gilbert (Hopkinton, MA) amassed a team-high 18 digs in her debut as libero while Mullins (15 digs), Reynolds (10 digs) and Sanborn (10 digs) all posted double-doubles and Sanborn chipped in with four aces.      

Wetmore and Sanborn continued their strong hitting against SUNY-New Paltz with 15 and 14 kills respectively.  Reynolds finished with 28 assists and 10 digs while Gilbert totaled 14 digs.  Suela Miloshi (Needham, MA) stuffed the stat sheet with 13 digs, a career-high seven aces and six kills. 

It's all NEWMAC games for WPI next week in the final week of the regular season.  The Engineers head down Park Ave. for a 7pm match at Clark on Tuesday before entertaining MIT at noon for Senior Day on Saturday.