Mount Ida College Athletics

Mustangs outrace Hawks in three sets   

Mustangs outrace Hawks in three sets   
 
LEICESTER, Mass. --- The Mount Ida College women's volleyball team improved to 4-1 on the year by beating Becker 3-0 in a non-conference affair on Tuesday night at the Leicester Gymnasium.
 
The Mustangs handled the Hawks 25-22, 25-21 and 25-17 to get back in the win column after suffering their first setback on Saturday afternoon in the ENC Invitational championship game. 
 
Mount Ida was led by senior outside hitter Mary Kate Reidy (Agawam, Mass.) with 12 kills, four service aces and five digs. Sophomore middle hitter Hanna Simpkins (Walpole, N.H.) posted six kills, five aces and seven digs, while sophomore setter Alexis Bell (Salem, Conn.) set up the offense with 30 set assists.
 
Sophomore outside hitter Micaela Rice (Charlton, Mass. / Shepherd Hill Regional) paced the Hawks of Becker (0-3) with eight kills and eight digs. Junior defensive specialist Courtney Cotnoir (Douglas, Mass. / Douglas) finished with a match-high 16 digs while sophomore outside hitter Sofia Cullina (Deep River, Conn. / Valley Regional) had a team-high three aces and six digs.
 
The key moment of the match came in the second set with Becker trailing 21-9. The Hawks battled back, using a 12-3 run to pull to within three, but Reidy put down the set-winning kill to give the Mustangs a 2-0 set edge en route to the sweep.
 
Mount Ida next faces WPI and Wentworth at the Wentworth Tri-Match on Saturday at 1:00. Becker will look to bounce back on Thursday when they travel to Fitchburg State for a 7:00 p.m. match. 
 

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Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts, providing career-focused programs built upon a strong foundation in the social sciences, humanities and the arts, all developed and implemented to prepare our approximately 1,450 students for success.  The College is comprised of the School of Applied Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Design and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, awarding associate, bachelor and master's degrees.  www.mountida.edu