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MCLA's Beckwith Gets 200th Win

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LYNDONVILLE, Vt.- The MCLA volleyball team took a pair of non-conference wins Saturday afternoon over Bay Path and host Lyndon State to give head coach Amanda Beckwith 200 career wins.
 
A proud alum and former All-Conference player, Beckwith took the helm at MCLA in 2006. The 2015 ECAC and MASCAC Coach of the Year, Beckwith is the program's winningest coach in school history and has coached 20 all-conference players.
 
Saturday's wins gave the Traillazers a 6-2 record this fall.
 
MCLA 3, Bay Path 1
 
MCLA took its first match of the day against Bay Path, 25-21, 25-27, 25-14, 25-18.
 
After trading the first two sets the Trailblazers were able to impose their will on the Wildcats. Tied at 13-all, MCLA used a 12-1 run to close out the third. In the fourth, the Trailblazers dominance continued as they jumped out to a 19-9 lead before cruising to a 25-18 set win and take the match 3-1.
 
Sophomore Chloie Garber led MCLA with 19 kills and nine digs. First years Elizabeth Brown of Lee (22 digs and nine kills) Shannon O'Brien (37 assists and 11 digs), and Anais Badio (nine kills and seven digs) were all instrumental in the win. Sophomore Ellie Walter-Goodspeed finished with 17 digs.
 
MCLA 3, Lyndon State 0
 
In the nightcap it was more of the same as MCLA swept the hosts, 25-12, 25-16, 25-10.
 
Tied at 9-9 the Trailblazers ripped off a 16-3 run to take the first set. In the second, the Hornets jumped out to an early 5-1 lead before MCLA answered with 10 straight points for an 11-5 lead. They eventually took the set, 25-16.
 
The Trailblazers were never threatened in the third set.
 
Garber again led the charge with nine kills and six aces. Walter-Goodspeed matched her game one total of 17 digs. Brown finished with six kills and 11 digs.
 
MCLA's next match will be Tuesday as they travel to Henniker, N.H., to take on the Pilgrims of New England College.
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MCLA Volleyball Team Wins at Mass Maritime

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BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. -- The MCLA volleyball team cruised to a four-set MASCAC victory over Mass Maritime Saturday afternoon 25-9, 25-17, 21-25, 25-13.
 
Tied at 4-all early in the 1st set, MCLA (7-3, 2-0) used a dominating 20-3 run to separate themselves and jump out to a 1-0 set advantage. Up 8-6 in the second, the Trailblazers used a more modest 8-2 run to pull away at 16-8. That eight-point cushion would prove to be the difference as MCLA would take the set 25-17.
 
Though down 20-14 in the third set, after reeling off six straight points it looked like the Trailblazers were poised to close out the match. Mass Maritime (2-7, 0-2) battled however and ended up pulling out the set 25-21 to avoid the sweep.
 
Up 6-5 in the fourth, MCLA shifted into overdrive finish the set with a 19-8 run to win it 25-13, and to close out the Bucs 3 sets to 1.
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