SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Katy Teets moved into fifth in program history in career kills, but host Le Moyne College hit .306 to hand the Saint Anselm College volleyball team a 25-16, 25-21, 25-21 defeat in Northeast-10 Conference play on Friday evening at Ted Grant Court.
Le Moyne (9-10, 2-5 NE10) used a balanced offensive attack featuring four players with between nine and 11 kills to defeat Saint Anselm (13-8, 6-3 NE10) for the 14th consecutive time in the series. Teets tallied 13 kills and eight digs to lead the way in both categories for the Hawks, who were swept for the first time since opening weekend. Teets' 13 kills saw the senior move past Aimee Young (2001-04) into fifth all-time at Saint Anselm with 951 career kills.
Madison Sollows registered seven kills with just one error on 15 swings to hit .400 for Saint Anselm, while adding two assists, two digs and two block assists. Jewel Hays recorded 26 assists and seven digs in the match. The Hawks hit just .139, the team's second-lowest mark of the season.
Marguerite Dillon had 11 kills and a match-high 15 digs for Le Moyne, while Jessica Miller had 11 kills of her own on 15 errorless swings to hit .733. Anna Hafoka tallied 10 kills and Jacquelyne Ghindia hit .500 with nine kills. Kendall Corcoran and Emily Yancone combined for 47 assists and Mikayla Porr contributed 12 digs for the Dolphins.
Le Moyne outhit Saint Anselm .462 - .065 on its way to grabbing the opening set. The Dolphins seized control early with a 5-0 run to go ahead 7-2. Later, a 6-1 run stretched the hosts' lead to 14-6 as Dillon and Ghindia each had a pair of kills in the run. Le Moyne kept Saint Anselm at bay the rest of the set, as the two teams essentially traded points the rest of the set.
The second set was locked at 9-9 before the Dolphins built a 17-12 advantage. Saint Anselm fought back to get within a point at 18-17, prompting a Le Moyne timeout, with Sollows posting two kills and a block to help the Hawks cut the gap to one. After Le Moyne increased its lead to 23-19, Saint Anselm cut it back to two but the Dolphins ended the set with kills from Ghindia and Hafoka.
Le Moyne raced out to a 12-2 lead in the third behind five kills from Miller in the early stages. Trailing by 10, Teets hammered a pair of kills as part of a 4-0 spurt to make it 12-6. Later in the set, the Hawks cut a 20-13 deficit to a single point by winning six-straight points. The Dolphins regrouped and won five of the final seven points to seal the sweep.
Saint Anselm wraps up its weekend in New York by visiting the College of Saint Rose for a 1 p.m. match on Saturday, Oct. 21.