GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo sophomore middle blocker Kiersten Colvin notched a career-high 11 kills and a .556 hitting percentage to lead the Knights to a 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-22) victory over visiting Houghton, Tuesday night.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Geneseo broke a 5-5 first-set tie to take a 10-6 lead that later grew to 16-9 during a 4-1 run that included a pair of kills by sophomore middle blocker Bridget Lougen. Houghton pulled back within four, 17-13, but the Knights closed the set on an 8-3 run, including two kills by first-year outside hitter Maddie McLaughlin.
- The Highlanders erased an early 11-6 deficit in the second set with four-straight points to pull within one, 11-10. However, Geneseo used a 7-0 run on the serve of first-year defensive specialist Morgan Michalski to take an 18-10 lead that proved insurmountable.
- Tied, 15-15, in the third set, the Knights used a 9-1 run that included a pair of Colvin kills to put the match away.
- Geneseo (15-6) is undefeated in its last five outings and is 9-1 in its last 10.
- McLaughlin finished with 11 kills on 21 swings en route to a .429 hitting percentage.
- Junior outside hitter Abby May finished a kill short of a double-double with nine kills and 15 digs.
- Junior libero Sam Mendelsohn was credited with 15 digs while sophomore outside hitter Alexndra Frank added 12 digs.
- Geneseo attacked at a .276 clip for its third-highest hitting percentage of the season (.287 vs. Keuka Sept. 1, .282 vs. Coast Guard Sept. 1).
- Geneseo raised over $2,000 during its inaugural "Dig Pink" night, with proceeds benefiting the Side Out Foundation for cancer research.
Geneseo will travel to Worcester, Mass. to take on Clark on Friday (6:00 p.m.) before taking on host Wellesley (9:00 AM) and Plymouth State (11:00 AM) in tri-match action on Saturday.