PAXTON, Mass. --- The Becker College volleyball team opened their 2017 season with losses to two Worcester area rivals on Saturday at the Anna Maria College Tri-Match. The Hawks of Becker fell in five sets to the host AMCATS, 25-15, 19-25, 25-27, 25-17 and 15-10, before coming up short against the Bison of Nichols College, 28-26, 15-25, 25-23, 25-22.
Becker sophomore outside hitter Gillian Criddle (Earleville, Md. / Bohemia Manor) tallied 18 kills over nine sets, hitting .260 on the day. Junior middle blocker Kayla Dupree (North Bergen, N.J. / Bronx) finished with 16 kills and a team-best seven total blocks. Sophomore outside hitter Micaela Rice (Charlton, Mass. / Shepherd Hill Regional) added seven service aces, fifteen kills and 33 digs.
Becker is back on the court on Tuesday when they play host to Mount Ida College in a 7:00 p.m. contest.