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Match Preview: No. 17 Women's Volleyball at Emerson

Match Preview: No. 17 Women's Volleyball at Emerson

No. 17 Women's Volleyball at Emerson
Tuesday, September 24 | 7 p.m.
Brown-Plofker Gymnasium | Boston, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 8-2 all-time against Emerson in a series that dates back to 2009.
• The Beavers have won the last five matches in the series since suffering a five-set loss to the Lions in Boston back in 2013.

LAST MEETING
• Shannon Roseen '19 tied for match-high honors with 15 kills and the Beavers hit .387 as a team on the way to defeating Emerson in three sets, 25-20, 25-12, 25-23, on September 18, 2018, in Babson Park.
• Junior Allie Puccio added eight kills for the Beavers, who made just five errors in the match.
• Junior Grace Tepper finished with 15 kills and 10 digs to lead the Lions.

SCOUTING THE LIONS
• Emerson (6-4, 0-2 NEWMAC) has dropped two straight matches after suffering a 3-0 setback at Coast Guard on Saturday.
• Tepper and sophomore Carolyn Vaimoso recorded seven kills apiece for the Lions, who hit just .138 in the loss.
• Tepper is hitting .263 and averaging a league-best 4.35 kills per set, while junior Albany Alexander is contributing 1.78 kills per set to go along with a team-high 21 blocks.
• First-year Caroline Bond is dishing out 8.14 assists and classmate Anna Phillips is averaging a team-high 3.31 digs per set.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• No. 17 Babson (11-0, 2-0 NEWMAC) stayed unbeaten with a 3-1 victory over Kean to wrap up a tri-match on Saturday.
• Puccio led all players with 13 kills and senior Elizabeth Cameron finished with 32 assists, seven aces, six kills and six digs for the Beavers, who won the fourth set 25-5.
• Puccio ranks fourth in the NEWMAC in kills per set (3.58), first-year Laura Zuloaga (2.33 k/s) is hitting a blistering .429, and classmate Jordan Lapins is averaging 2.28 kills.
• Cameron ranks third in the conference dishing out 9.39 assists per set, while sophomore Maddie Malee leads the Green and White with 3.46 digs per set.

CAMERON EARNS LEAGUE HONOR
• Following a four-match stretch where she averaged 9.09 assists, 1.69 digs, 1.31 kills and 1.15 service aces per set, Cameron was selected as the NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.
• Entering Tuesday's contest she ranks first among conference setters in kills (1.29), aces (0.74) and blocks per set (0.65).

LONG STREAK REACHES CENTURY MARK
• After taking the first two sets on the way to victories over both Clark and Kean on Saturday, the Beavers have now won 100 straight matches when building a two-set advantage.
• The Green and White last dropped a match when up 2-0 at Smith on September 21, 2013.

REWRITING THE RECORD BOOKS
• Babson's 11-0 start matches the 1992 for the most consecutive wins to begin the season in program history.
• The Green and White's current winning streak is its longest since 2014 when it was victorious in a school record 15 straight matches from September 12-October 11.

AND THEN THERE WERE FIVE…
• Babson enters the week as one of five remaining unbeaten teams in Division III along with Stevenson (12-0), Johns Hopkins (11-0), Tufts (9-0) and Ramapo (4-0).

NUMBER TO KNOW
• Over the last three seasons against Emerson the Beavers have averaged 13.22 kills per set while hitting .296 as a team.

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