LEICESTER, Mass. -- MCLA freshman Kelly Moczulski finished with a career-high 13 kills, helping the Trailblazers to a 3-0 (25-12, 25-9, 25-20) straight-sets win over the Becker Hawks on Saturday afternoon.
In the opening set, MCLA ran out quickly to a 10-3 lead. Moczulski contributed four points in the run with three kills and a service ace. MCLA stretched out their lead and won the last four points of the set en route to a 25-12 first set win.
In the second set, the Trailblazers battled to an 8-5 edge but applied full pressure from there on out, finishing the set on a 17-4 run, taking the second set, 25-9.
In the final set, Becker put up a strong fight, leading by as many as four halfway through the set. But an MCLA 7-0 scoring run erased the four-point Hawks advantage, as the Trailblazers took a 21-18 lead. MCLA sophomore Reagan Scattergood finished off the match with a kill, as the third set went to MCLA 25-20.
The Trailblazers return to action Tuesday with a road match at Westfield State set for 7 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Four different Western New England players tallied goals as the Golden Bears pulled away from MCLA 4-0 Saturday in non conference men's soccer action.
Josh Labonte got the scoring started in the 37th minute as he converted a Brendan Siegel ball to give the hosts a 1-0 advantage. WNE (4-1) carried that advantage into halftime as they held a commanding 23-3 shot advantage.
They kept the onslaught going in the second half as Corey Brown would connect off a Brendan Claflin feed to increase the lead to 2-0 in the 48th minute. Charlie Argyle made it 3-0 in the 57th minute after scoring an unassisted goal. Bryan Atimbo tacked on an insurance tally late in the game to provide the final margin.
WNE controlled play and outshot MCLA 42-6 on the afternoon. They also held a 16-2 edge in corners.
Mount Greylock graduate Sam Edge took the loss for MCLA, stopping 14 shots.
The Trailblazers (0-4) are back in action on Tuesday when they head to Rivier for a non league matchup.
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