Dupree leads Women's Volleyball past Nichols in three

Kayla Dupree in action.

DUDLEY, Mass. – Sophomore J'ena Baker (Rockledge, Fla.) recorded 11 kills and 14 digs for the Nichols College women's volleyball team, which suffered a 3-0 loss to Becker College Thursday night in non-conference action at the Nichols Athletic Center.

The Hawks won game one 25-18, game two 25-23, and game three 25-19.

Junior Moriah Burns (Holland, Mass.) collected six kills, five digs, and three service aces for the Bison while sophomore Jayla Simmons (Rockledge, Fla.) picked up 15 digs and four assists and sophomore Megan Gardner (South Deerfield, Mass.) threw down four kills.

Junior Kayla Dupree (North Bergen, N.J.) and sophomore Gillian Criddle (Earleville, Md.) each registered 10 kills for the Hawks. Senior Charlene Landry (Gorham, Maine) dished out 30 assists.

All-Time Series
Tonight's contest marked the third all-time meeting between Becker College and Nichols College, and the second this season. The Hawks rebounded from a 3-1 loss to the Bison earlier this season and now lead the series, 2-1.

"We're still learning. The big thing for us is the league. We have to be prepared for league play. One of the biggest goals we have is making the league tournament. It would be a great achievement for a second-year program. We all get frustrated when we don't win and things don't go our way after we practiced well. We're competitors and want to succeed all the time." – Nichols head coach Peter Maneggia, Jr.

Next up
Nichols (2-6) – Saturday, Sept. 16 @ New England College (11:00 a.m.) / vs Elms (2:00 p.m.)
Becker (3-4) – Saturday, Sept. 16 vs Maine-Presque Isle (11:00 a.m.) / Albertus Magnus (3:00 p.m.)