Volleyball Falls 3-1 at Bay Path

Volleyball Falls 3-1 at Bay Path
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. – The Mitchell College women's volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision at Bay Path University on Wednesday night in New England Collegiate Conference play.
 
Lydia Clifford registered a match-high 22 kills and Joanne Nazario tallied 40 digs to lift the Wildcats. Clifford was virtually unstoppable on the offensive side of the net, as she committed just five attack errors in 46 total attempts, good for a match-high .370 hitting percentage. She also added eight digs and four service aces.
 
The Wildcats grabbed the opening set 25-19 before Mitchell evened the contest with a 25-23 victory in the second set. Bay Path closed out the four-set victory with back-to-back 25-22 wins in the final two stanzas.
 
Visiting Mitchell was paced by Laurissa Amaker with 10 kills and nine digs, and Ariana Carter added nine kills and five total blocks. Nikki Gerald chipped in eight kills while Shyla Phillips-Krick and Cameron Childs posted 18 and 10 digs, respectively.
 
Both teams return to action with conference matches on Saturday, October 20. The Wildcats (7-11, 3-4 NECC) visit NECC rival New England College in Henniker, N.H. at 5:00 p.m. Mitchell (2-14, 1-5 NECC) hosts Newbury College at noon.