Western New England Rolls to 3-0 Victories over Framingham State & Colby Sawyer

Western New England Rolls to 3-0 Victories over Framingham State & Colby Sawyer

Golden Bears improve to 5-6 this season

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (September 16, 2017) – The Western New England University volleyball team rolled to 3-0 victories over both Framingham State University and Colby Sawyer College on Saturday afternoon at the FSU Athletic and Rec Center.

Western New England 3, Framingham State 0 (25-10, 25-15, 25-17)

Top Performers
• Sophomore Ashley Matthews (Salem, N.H.) led the Golden Bears with ten kills and eight digs.
• Senior Alona Kornberg (Fair Lawn, N.J.) hit .438 with eight kills and seven digs, while sophomore Caitlyn Sibiskie (Rockfall, Conn.) finished with 33 assists and ten digs.

• Freshman Kelly Brinkman (Gardiner, N.Y.) recorded a team-high seven kills for Framingham State.

Match Review
• Western New England hit .462 as a team in the opening set, using an early 9-0 run to open up an 11-2 advantage. The Golden Bears cruised to a 25-10 triumph to claim a 1-0 lead in the match.
• Leading 9-8 in the second set, Western New England reeled off five straight points to gain some separation en route to a 25-15 win.
• With the third set tied 15-15, a kill by Kornberg put the Golden Bears ahead for good as Western New England completed the 3-0 sweep.

Western New England 3, Colby Sawyer 0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-7)

Top Performers
• Senior Sam Heffer (Bethpage, N.Y.) led the way for Western New England, tallying a team-best nine kills to go with seven digs.
• Senior Emmaline Chiodini (St. Louis, Mo.) added seven kills, while Sibiskie totaled 26 assists and ten digs.

• Sophomore Naarah Cox (Boston, Mass.) had a team-high seven kills for Colby Sawyer.

Match Review
• Western New England fought off a late Colby Sawyer rally in the opening frame to establish a 1-0 lead in the match. Heffer recorded the final kill after the Chargers cut a seven-point deficit (23-16) to one (24-23).
• The Golden Bears forged an 11-4 lead early in the second set and never looked back, posting a 25-17 win to go up 2-0.
• Leading 7-6 in the third set, Western New England took control with an 11-0 run on its way to completing the second sweep of the day.

Up Next
Following 11 matches on the road to open the season, Western New England (5-6) finally opens its home schedule on Tuesday evening with a non-conference matchup against Elms College.