Cougars Fall to Springfield College, 3-0

Cougars Fall to Springfield College, 3-0

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Clark University volleyball team fell to Springfield College in straight-sets Tuesday night as the Pride earned set victories of 25-22, 25-20 and 25-15 to earn a hard-fought 3-0 victory in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) battle at Blake Arena.

The Basics

Score: Pride 3, Cougars 0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-15)

Records: Clark University (4-10, 0-3 NEWMAC) | Springfield College (10-4, 1-2 NEWMAC)

How it Happened

Clark University showed plenty of fight in the opening set as Claudia Rivera (Guaynabo, PR) finished off a three-point streak for the Cougars to knot the score at eight apiece. While trailing 21-16 the Cougars put together another run of three when Bailey Vogel (Salt Lake City, UT.) delivered back-to-back service aces. But, Springfield College was able to put the opening set away as four different players – Camryn Bancroft, Bridget Walsh, Ashley Tanner, and Demi Spanos – generated kills to give the Pride the 1-0 match lead.   

The Pride carried that momentum into the second set as they used two separate runs of four-points to establish control. Still, the Cougars stood close behind as Rivera continued to lead the way in the second set, picking up seven of her match-high 11 kills in that time. Springfield College held on to a 25-20 set score following a Cougars' attack error.

Cameron Gill (Shrewsbury, Mass.) highlighted the third set for the Cougars as the first-year delivered six of her ten kills. But Springfield College pushed on the throttle and hit its stride in the closing effort, producing 18 kills as a team to stampede to a 25-15 set score to seal the match sweep.  

Up Next

Clark University will host NEWMAC foe Wheaton College and Connecticut College this Saturday, September 28th at the Kneller Athletic Center with 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. respective match times.