BY COLE McNANNA // OCT. 1, 2015 //
The Colonels got back to their winning ways at home, taking care of the Wildcats of Bay Path University in a 3-0 win on Thursday evening.
The Colonels swept by scores of 25-17, 25-15 and 26-24 to improve to 6-7 on the season, while the Wildcats fell to 5-6.
Curry stifled Bay Path in the first two sets, not allowing more than 17 points. In the last set, the Wildcats jumped out to a 14-6 lead. The Colonels, however, charged back scoring 5 straight points and bringing the score to 14-11.
Things looked bleak for the Colonels when Bay Path built a 20-16 lead, and the two teams would trade points, before Curry came back again, tying the score at 24.
With the momentum on their side at last, Curry scored three straight points to win the match.
Despite the close finish, the Colonels firmly outplayed the Wildcats on the night. Sophomore Nicole Rice carried Curry’s offense with a game-high 13 kills, as many as the Wildcats’ top two scorers combined.
Junior classmates Makayla Hughes and Alyssa Keeney led the Colonels in assists recording 16 and 14 assists respectively.
Curry matched their offensive intensity with toughness on defense. Sophomore Courtney Carroll’s game-high 22 digs again far outpaced the Wildcats’ best producers, who only mustered 12. Hughes also added 7 digs while Keeney added 4 block assists. Rice also chipped in two blocks.
Road Trip: Curry now has three straight away games, all of which are out of conference, before returning home on Oct. 13 to host conference foe University of New England. The Nor’Easters are currently 3-5 on the year.
Well Rested: While Curry deals with its upcoming 3-game road trip before taking on UNE, the Nor’Easters will have to play an arduous seven games over the same 12-day span. The Colonels ought to be running on fresh legs comparatively when UNE arrives.
On the Verge: With the win, the Colonels are now one game below .500 on the season, at 6-7. The Colonels have yet to reach a .500 record this season, and this Saturday’s game against Emerson will be the second time this season that Curry has a chance to get to .500.