BUZZARDS BAY, Mass – The Buccaneers hosted the Laser College Lasers on Wednesday night in the Clean Harbors Athletic Center in non-conference play. The Buccaneers kept each set close, including pushing the third set past 25 points, but were unable to win a set as Lasell took the match in straight sets, 25-17, 25-15, and 26-24.
Maritime's attack was led by junior Marie Harrison (Weymouth, Mass) with eight kills. Freshman, Tegan Murray (Newbury, Mass) was right behind her with five kills of her own. Junior, Michelle Sheehan (Attleboro, Mass) had a team high 17 assists in the match and had one service ace. Adding a team high four service aces for the Bucs was Madison Coughlin (Monroe, Conn). Libero Christina Ruggeri (Bourne, Mass) had a match high 20 digs, of the 44 total, for the Buccaneers.
Lasell's Kiana Perez and Olivia Addington led the match with 10 kills each of the 40 total Laser kills. Jess Langan assisted in 28 points for the visitors, a match high, while adding four service aces.
The Lasers took an early lead in the first set and once they took a 10-5 lead, their five point lead only grew as they won the set 25-17.
Set two went a bit differently, with the Bucs jumping out to a 6-1 lead. They held that lead until the teams tied at nine apiece. At that point, the Lasers kept the Bucs at bay, allowing just six more points, winning the set 25-15.
In set three, Lasell jumped out to another early lead but the Buccaneers weren't going to go down that easy, fighting off a six-point deficit to tie the set at 12. The teams traded points and serves with the Buccaneers taking a four-point 24-20 lead, one point from pushing the match to a fourth set. Lasell weren't going to allow the hosts to take a set, scoring six unanswered points to take the match, 3-0.
The Bucs are on the road this Saturday for a tri-match with Dean College and Eastern Nazarene College at 1pm and 3pm.