BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. -- Sophomore Grace Stafford (West Yarmouth, Mass.) registered 22 kills and eight digs to lead Curry to a pair of a 3-0 non-league college volleyball victories over Massachusetts Maritime and Bay Path in tri-match action played Saturday afternoon at the Clean Harbors Athletic Center.
Stafford notched in the Colonels' (2-1) opening 25-14, 25-13, 25-23 victory over Massachusetts Maritime (0-6), as Curry presented first-year Head Coach Elizabeth Morris with her inaugural program win. Senior Nicole Grambley (North Attleboro, Mass.) added eight kills and four digs in the opening contest for the Colonels, who also received six kills from junior Nicole Rice (Woburn, Mass.). Senior Alyssa Keeney (Coventry, Conn.) chipped in with 16 set assists, 10 digs and three kills in the first match for Curry, which also received 24 digs from junior Courtney Carroll (Fairhaven, Mass.).
Senior Charleen Klangos (Lowell, Mass.) posted 10 kills and four digs in the opening setback for the Buccaneers, who also received four kills each from senior Meaghan Brain (Hanson, Mass.) and sophomore Jennifer Roy (Attleboro, Mass.). Senior Emma Ethier (Norton, Mass.) and freshman Michelle Sheehan (Attleboro, Mass.) combined for 16 set assists and 13 digs for the hosts, while freshman Christina Ruggeri (Bourne, Mass.) chipped in with 13 digs.
Stafford collected 11 kills and six digs in Curry's 25-24, 25-20, 25-16 victory over Bay Path (1-3), while Rice added eight kills for the winners. Grambley and freshman Erika Costa (Seekonk, Mass.) each chipped in with six kills for the Colonels, who also received 19 set assists, six digs and three kills from Keeney as well as 11 set assists and four digs from senior Makayla Hughes (Franklin, N.H.). Vallee posted eight kills and 11 digs in the opening setback for the Wildcats, who also received a combined nine kills from senior Paige Marshall (New Britain, Conn.) and sophomore Taylor Heinbokel (Agawam, Mass.). Sophomore Lexi Cears (Agawam, Mass.) collected 20 set assists for Bay Path, while senior Aaliyah Gordon (Springfield, Mass.) chipped in with 11 digs.
Curry hosts Mount Ida in a non-league outing on Tuesday evening in Milton, Mass. beginning at 6:00 p.m.