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Lynx Battle to 3-2 Victory Over AMCATS

Lynx Battle to 3-2 Victory Over AMCATS


-Score: Lesley University 3, Anna Maria College 2

-Records: Anna Maria College (3-6), Lesley University (3-3)

-Location: Paxton, Mass. (Fuller Activities Center)

- The Lead: The Anna Maria College volleyball team fell to the visiting Lynx of Lesley University in a five set battle by a final score of 3-2 on Thursday night. Senior, Rebecca Foti (Bedford, N.H.) led all players with 26 total kills on the night. Foti is just five kills away from notching her 1.000th career kill.


-The Lynx took set one by a final score of 25-21 to set the tone for a close battle all night.

-Lesley took their largest lead of the game, 22-14, following a kill by Sarah Hollis and an error made by the AMCATS

-The AMCATS went on a pair of three-point rallies that included a service ace from junior, Victoria Falco (Marlborough, Mass.) to bring them back within three points (24-21). That would be as close as the AMCATS would come as Anni Abbruzzese notched the game point and the victory for the Lynx with the final kill of the set.

-Anna Maria came out firing in set two of the night with a kill from Foti that was followed by a seven-point rally. Foti tallied four service aces and a kill in the rally to put the AMCATS ahead 8-1 early in the set.

-The Lynx tightened the score to 19-15 but Anna Maria stopped their scoring there and went on to tally six unanswered points to take the 25-15 victory in set two of the night.

-Lesley bounced right back to take set three by a final score of 25-21.

-The AMCATS came close to taking the lead with five points scored back to back late in the set (21-19) but two kills from Abbruzzese and an ace from Cassidy Wygonik gave the Lynx the ultimate 25-21 victory and the 2-1 lead heading into the fourth set.

-The AMCATS took a substantial 25-13 victory to force a fifth set.

-Set five of the night was the closest battle of them all as the AMCATS and Lynx were tied at 16 a piece following an explosive kill from sophomore Hannah Mitchell (Pittsfield, Mass.).

-Abbruzzese put Lesley back on top with a kill (17-16) and an error by the AMCATS ultimately decided the fate of the night giving the Lynx the 18-16 advantage and the 3-2 final victory.



-Foti led all players with 26 kills on the night to go along with a team high 19 digs and a match high six aces.

-Senior Kerri Earle (Bethel, Conn.) earned a team high 27 assists to go along with 14 digs.

-Kaylee Deluga led the visitors with 15 kills. Abbruzzese followed that lead with 14 kills of her own and led all players with 21 digs on the night.

-Tallin Goldberg recorded a match high 33 assists to help lift Lesley to victory.



The AMCATS host Emmanuel College (Mass.) on Saturday, Sept. 16th for a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) contest at 11:00 a.m.