LEICESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College women's volleyball team prevailed in four sets over visiting Bay Path University on Friday night at the Leicester Gymnasium, winning 25-18, 23-25, 25-19, 25-17.
The Hawks of Becker (11-14, 3-2 NECC) were led by junior middle blocker Kayla Dupree (North Bergen, N.J. / Bronx) with 15 kills and three total blocks. Dupree hit a fantastic .682 for the match. Senior setter Charlene Landry (Gorham, Maine / Gorham) had one of her best performances of the season with 35 set assists, six kills, three aces and 13 digs. Sophomore right side Morgan Gould (North Attleboro, Mass. / Tri-County) finished with three aces and 15 digs, while sophomore outside hitter Gillian Criddle (Earleville, Md. / Bohemia Manor) chipped in with six kills and two aces.
The Wildcats of Bay Path (8-11, 1-4 NECC) were led by senior middle hitter Lauren Vallee (Bristol, Conn. /Bristol Central) with 19 kills, two aces and six digs. Senior outside hitter Ashlee Connors (Springfield, Mass/Sabis International Charter School) contributed 12 kills, 17 digs and three aces. Junior setter Lexi Cears (Agawam, Mass./Agawam) finished with 35 set assists and nine digs.
After Becker claimed the first set, Bay Path fought back in the second. The Hawks led by as much as seven and seemed poised to set the visitors up for the sweep when they went ahead 22-16. But the Wildcats would close out by taking nine of the last ten rallies, the last five coming off the serve of freshman outside hitter Cameille Keith (Pawtucket, R.I/ St. Raphael Academy).
That was as close as Bay Path would get, as the Hawks took the last two sets and the match.
Becker is back on the court on Wednesday when they travel to Elms College at 7:00 p.m. in a critical NECC match. Bay Path returns to action when they head to Westfield State on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m.
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