PAXTON, Mass. -- Another straight-set victory and another GNAC win for Mount Ida women's volleyball team as the visiting Mustangs took down the AMCATs of Anna Maria 25-13, 25-18, 25-17 on Saturday afternoon at the Fuller Center in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action. The Mustangs continue towards their first 20-win season since 2007 as they move to 17-8 overall and 4-3 in conference play, while Anna Maria falls to 4-16 overall and 1-7 in GNAC competition.
The first set started out evenly with the visitors leading just 6-4, but Mount Ida erupted for a long run of point to open up a big lead. The Mustangs went on to take the first set, 25-13. Mount Ida took an early lead in the second set, but the AMCATS held strong and came back to tie the set at 10-10. The Mustangs started to pull away, but Anna Maria wouldn't quit and was within five points, 23-18, before Mount Ida put the set away, 25-18. Anna Maria came out strong in the third set and took a 4-1 lead, but Mount Ida rallied to tie the score, and then pulled away to a 10-5 lead. It was a back and forth affair the remainder of the set, but the Mustangs ultimately took the set 25-17 and the match in straight sets.
The Mustangs had a balanced attack as senior Mary Kate Reidy (Agawam, Mass.) and freshman Rachael Colombo (Wallkill, N.Y.) had six kills apiece. Mount Ida was led by junior Kristy Walton as she posted a team-high 10 kills.
Mount Ida plays again on Wednesday, Oct. 18, in a GNAC match as they travel to cross-town rival Lasell College 7:00pm. Anna Maria faces Framingham State University on Monday, Oct. 16, at 7:15pm in non-conference action.
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