Western New England Falls to Wentworth in Four Sets

Senior Caitlyn Sibiskie tallied 49 assists on the opening day of the 2019 campaign as Western New England split a pair of matches with Marywood & St. Lawrence at the SUNY Cortland Red Dragon Classic. (Photo by Chris Marion)
Senior Caitlyn Sibiskie tallied 49 assists on the opening day of the 2019 campaign as Western New England split a pair of matches with Marywood & St. Lawrence at the SUNY Cortland Red Dragon Classic. (Photo by Chris Marion)

Sibiskie posts fifth double-double of the season 42 assists and 18 digs 

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (September 23, 2017) – The Western New England University volleyball team dropped a 3-1 (25-21, 25-23, 21-25, 25-17) decision to the Wentworth Institute of Technology on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.  

Top Performers
• Senior outside hitter Emmaline Chiodini (St. Louis, Mo.) led the Golden Bears with 14 kills and 20 digs.
• Sophomore setter Caitlyn Sibiskie (Rockfall, Conn.) recorded a career-high 42 assists to go with 18 digs and two kills.  
• Senior outside hitter Alona Kornberg (Fair Lawn, N.J.) finished with nine kills and 12 digs.

• Sophomore outside hitter Leah Rogoz (Woodridge, Ill.) paced the Leopards with 15 kills, 22 digs and four block assists.
• Sophomore outside hitter Claire Quick (Mission Viejo, Calif.) totaled ten kills and a team-high 27 digs.

Match Review
• After dropping the first two sets, Western New England gained some separation midway through the third frame en route to a 25-21 triumph. Chiodini led the Golden Bears with five kills in the set.
• Western New England knotted the fourth set at 12-12 on a kill by Chiodini, but Wentworth answered with a 5-0 run and pulled away late to seal the victory.

Notes
• Sibiskie has recorded consecutive double-doubles and five overall this season.
• Chiodini has tallied 10+ kills three times this fall and 10+ digs on four occasions.
• The Golden Bears hit .042 as a team, while the Leopards posted a .156 hitting percentage.

Up Next
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Western New England (7-7, 1-1 CCC) travels to Gordon on Tuesday, while Wentworth (12-1, 1-1 CCC) returns home to take on the University of New England.