NEWTON, Mass. – Senior Mary Kate Reidy (Agawam, Mass.) and Sophomore Hanna Simpkins (Walpole, N.H.) led the Mustangs on the offensive end to help secure a 3-0 victory over the University of Saint Joseph (Conn.) Blue Jays on Wednesday night in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play at Mount Ida Athletic Center.
Mary Kate Reidy and Hanna Simpkins both led the offensive strike for the Mustangs by posting 10 kills each in three sets played. Sophomore Alexis Bell (Salem, Mass.) had a game high 32 assists, almost doubling the total assists for the Blue Jays on the night.
Sophomore Jasmine Buckley (Beacon, N.Y.) led the way for the Blue Jays offensively with a team high 7 kills and 1 assist. Brenna Miller (McCleary, WA) also had a team high 11 assists on the night.
Mount Ida started off the first set slow by allowing Saint Joseph to jump out to a 5-0 lead. However, they were able quickly readjust and bring it back to 7-7 early on. After back and forth scoring from both teams they were able to finish strong with a first set final score of 25-19.
From then on, the Mustangs never looked back. Mount Ida won the second set by a score of 25-11 and then finished off the night with a 25-18 victory in the third set.
The Mustangs improve to 16-8 overall and 3-3 in GNAC play. The Blue Jays fall to 4-13 overall and 0-7 in conference.
Mount Ida returns to conference action as they travel to Anna Maria College on Saturday at 12:00 PM. Saint Joseph's also returns to GNAC play on Saturday as they travel to play Lasell College in a tri-match at Regis College.
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