NEWTON, Mass. – With her fourth kill of Wednesday night's Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women's volleyball match against Simmons College, Mount Ida College senior Mary Kate Reidy (Agawam, Mass.) hit the 1,000 kill plateau, becoming the first player in program history to reach that milestone.
Mount Ida fought back from two sets down to force a fifth set, but Simmons escaped Mount Ida Athletic Center with a 3-2 (25-16, 25-21, 19-25, 24-26, 15-11) win, sending the Mustangs to 0-2 in the GNAC.
Reidy finished the night with 1,007 career kills, co-leading the team with ten kills along with junior Kristy Walton (Fairhaven, Mass.).
Sophomore Morgan Weeg (Goodyear, Ariz.) led all players with 21 kills, as the Sharks hit .143 for the match. Weeg had 10 digs as well, and libero Julia Fusco (Beverly, Mass.) had 16 digs as the Sharks racked up 78 digs on the night.
Reidy paced the Mustangs with both 17 digs and four service aces, while sophomore Lex Bell (Salem, Conn.) had a double-double with 20 assists and 13 digs.
Riley Roberge (Peoria, Ariz.) had 11 kills and a team-high five service aces for Simmons.
Reidy is the fourth Mustang volleyball player to record 1,000 career kills, joining Tim Hughes (2005-08), Spencer Hastings (2010-13) and Thomas Belton (2008-11). She already passed Adrienne Xenos (2004-07), who had 898 kills and was the previous program record-holder.
Mount Ida looks for their first conference win of the year on Saturday when they head to Boston for a tri-match against Emmanuel and Dean, a non-conference foe.
Simmons (9-7, 3-1 GNAC) plays a completely non-conference tri-match on Saturday against Bates and the host school Plymouth State.
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