Worcester, Mass. – Marina Ramos (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) had two monster games and Mia Cattaneo (Santa Barbara, Calif.) set the school record for career digs as Clark University split a pair of games at a tri-match held a Coast Guard Academy on Saturday.
Game 1 Score: Coast Guard 3, Clark 2 (26-24, 25-22, 14-25, 19-25, 15-6)
Game 2 Score: Clark 3, Endicott 2 (22-25, 26-24, 19-25, 25-12, 15-9)
Records: Clark 8-4, 0-1 NEWMAC, Endicott 7-4, Coast Guard 5-4, 1-0 NEWMAC
Location: Roland Hall Gymnasium, New London, Conn.
How It Happened:
Coast Guard freshman Angelou Dunton led the Bears with a match high 25 kills and 14 digs.
The Cougars were led by Ramos who had 16 kills and 14 digs while Jacqueline Jimenez-Maldonado (San Francisco, Calif.) hit .357 with 13 kills. Cattaneo, who entered the day in need of ten digs to surpass the school's all-time leader Kara Scimeca (1,351) had 16 digs while classmate Savannah Sanford (San Anselmo, Calif.) added 11 digs.
In the nightcap, the Scarlet and White rallied from down 2-1 to secure the come-from-behind victory. Clark was led by Ramos and Jimenez-Maldonado who combined for 37 kills in the win. Ramos posted a team best 20 to go accompany 22 digs while Jimenez-Maldonado notched a career-best 17 kills to go with three digs.
Sophomore Rachel Webb (Celina, Texas) logged a match-high 50 assists while Cattaneo led all players with 32 digs, six shy of her career best that she posted in the team's 3-1 win over Salve Regina last season.
The Cougars held the advantage in kills (72-55), hitting percentage (.243 to .224) and digs (97-71) to improve to 8-4 on the season.
"We played two fantastic teams today," said Clark head coach Mickey Cahoon. "We had to battle from behind all day and I'm very proud of the effort."
Clark is back in action on Tuesday when they visit Daniel Webster at 7:00 p.m.