Senior Maria Scocca (Melrose, Mass.) continued her current hot streak Saturday afternoon on the road, putting up match-high kill numbers for the third-straight contest to lead the Bryant University volleyball team to a 3-0 win and season sweep of Northeast Conference rival Quinnipiac University.
Scocca’s 13 kills also came with a .407 attack percentage and a match-best four blocks, while Mariah Burgess (Urbana, Ill.) matched Scocca’s performance at the net with a quartet of stuffs. With the win, the Bulldogs (12-16, 6-6 NEC) match their longest winning streak of the season at three matches entering the final two weeks of the 2011 campaign.
Scocca’s numbers represented much of Bryant’s offensive firepower against Bobcats (4-20, 3-8), with classmate Jazmin Stoner (Durango, Colo.) chipping in the next-highest total with five kills. Junior Jadith Lorenzo (Lawrence, Mass.) played a big role in Bryant’s offensive success as well, posting an .800 attack percentage on five attempts (four kills, zero errors) while also tying a match best with 21 assists and serving up a contest-high two aces. Rookie Elena Lohr (Loveland, Ohio) picked up 16 digs to pace the Bulldogs defensively.
On the day, the visitors outblocked their hosts, 15-12, and forced the Bobcats to a -.042 team hitting percentage. Tierra Allen led Quinnipiac with seven kills in the outing, while Kayla Lawler matched Lorenzo’s 21 assists and Tracy Wright recorded a contest-most 20 digs.
The Bulldogs return to the Chace Athletic Center for their final weekend of 2011 home action November 5-6.
Bryant will host Robert Morris Saturday at 1 p.m. before welcoming Saint Francis (PA) to Smithfield for a 1 p.m. home finale Sunday.