Salem State Claims Volleyball Win Over Bucs

Jen Roy fires the ball over the net for the Bucs
Jen Roy fires the ball over the net for the Bucs

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. - Salem State University evened their record at 3-3 Tuesday night with a 3-0 victory at the Clean Harbors Athletic Center over Massachusetts Maritime (0-2) by scores of 25-17, 25-11 and 25-12.

The Vikings broke an 8-8 tie in the opening set on the way to a 25-17 win. Salem took an early lead in the second set building a 10-5 lead. The Vikings increased their advantage to a 13 point lead as they claim the win at 25-11.

In the third set Salem pulled out to a quick 10-3 lead and held on for a final set 25-12 victory.

Danielle Joseph (Waltham, Mass./Waltham) had six kills for the Vikings and Mackenzie Salls (Turners Falls, Mass./Turners Falls) finished the night with five service aces.

Tina Ruggeri (Bourne, Mass./Bourne) led the back line for the Buccaneers with 15 digs, followed closely by Marie Harrison (Weymouth, Mass./Weymouth) who had 10 digs, to which she added four kills. Jen Roy (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) also had four kills for Massachusetts Maritime and Kaylee Tolman (East Sandwich, Mass/Sandwich) drove home a pair of kills and had five digs. Brooke Naatz (North Andover, Mass./North Andover) had a solid match with four digs and a kill.

The Buccaneers return to the court Thursday, September 13 when they will host Dean College at the Clean Harbors Athletic Center at 7 PM. Salem State hosts Mitchell College Thursday at 7 PM.