BOSTON, Mass. – Regis College lost to Wentworth, 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-15), Thursday night in a non-conference women's collegiate volleyball match at Tansey Gymnasium.
Julia Pelland (Brockton, Mass.) led Regis with five kills on seven attack attempts without an error for a .714 hitting percentage, plus she earned two blocks as well. Katryna Veasey (Quincy, Mass.) collected four service aces, and Mica van der Meulen (Colorado Springs, Colo.) led the Pride with nine defensive digs.
The early part of the first set was close, with Regis taking a 9-8 lead after consecutive kills by Erin Gallagher (Tyngsboro, Mass.). However, Wentworth took control with 12 unanswered points, led by four service aces from Katie Clouse. The Leopards closed out the opening set with a Regis service error and a kill by Devin Neal.
The Pride also took the lead early in the second set, pulling ahead 11-7 thanks in part to two kills and two block assists by Pelland. However, the momentum swung towards Wentworth, as the Leopards put together an 8-1 scoring run, led by Samantha Lassiter with two kills, to take a 15-12 lead. Wentworth won the final five points of the set, as Leah Rogoz earned two kills and Jade Iadarola collected two service aces to give the Leopards a 2-0 match lead.
Wentworth (18-2) maintained that momentum in the third set, scoring 16 of the first 17 points as Rogoz posted three kills and three service aces during that stretch. Regis did not give up, scoring seven unanswered points, led by Veasey with a kill and two service aces, but the Leopards again held off the Pride from getting any closer, winning the final four points of the match as Lassiter picked up two kills and a block assist.
Lassiter finished with 11 kills on 16 attempts with just one attack error for a .625 hitting percentage, while Rogoz also wound up with 11 kills along with three service aces and seven digs. Clouse dished out 19 assists to go along with six service aces, and Lexie Cambray led all players with 10 defensive digs in the match.
Regis (8-12, 1-5 GNAC) returns to conference play, traveling to New Haven, Conn., to face Albertus Magnus Saturday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m. The Pride host Anna Maria at Higgins Court next Wednesday, Oct. 17, beginning at 6 p.m.