WESTFIELD, Mass. — The Westfield State University women's volleyball team rallied from a huge first-set deficit in a 3-0 sweep (26-24, 25-13, 25-13) over conference rival Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Tuesday evening.
Westfield is 4-1 in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference and 7-16 overall. MCLA is 1-4 and 8-15.
In the opening set, Westfield got off to a slow start and trailed 12-7. MCLA held late leads of 20-13 and 22-16 then Westfield mounted its comeback.
Trailing 24-22, the Owls scored the final four points of the set to steal the victory.
Junior outside hitter Lindsay Rescott led Westfield with 12 kills, seven digs, two service aces and two blocks. Junior outside hitter Julia Warner and sophomore middle hitter Carole Duquette had nine and seven kills, respectively. Freshman Stana Wheeler posted a match-high 31 assists and added nine digs. Junior libero Kayleigh Shea had 10 digs.
Sophomore setter Brittany Kish registered 13 assists for MCLA and sophomore outside hitter Angelica Perfido notched a team-high seven kills. Kelley Bryant had 11 digs and Julia Christian contributed eight digs, four kills and two blocks.
The Trailblazers wrap up league play with a match up against Salem State at home on Thursday at 7 p.m. The match also marks the MCLA "Dig Pink" night.