Record-Setting Night For Ramos In Win At WPI

Record-Setting Night For Ramos In Win At WPI

Worcester, Mass.- Marina Ramos (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) notched a match-best 12 kills on her way to becoming the school's all-time leader in kills as Clark University traveled down Park Avenue and earned a 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-16) victory over WPI in New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference volleyball action on Tuesday night.

Ramos moved ahead of former teammate Shannon Glass-Smythe who established the previous mark of 1,058 kills in last season's NEWMAC Championship match. Now with 1,064, Ramos has a chance to build on her totals with at least two more matches remaining this season and her entire senior season ahead of her in 2017.

Game Information
Clark University 3, WPI 0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-16)
Records: Clark University: 20-7, 6-3 NEWMAC; WPI 20-8, 4-5 NEWMAC
Location: Harrington Auditorium, Worcester, Mass.

How It Happened:
The first and third sets were all Clark while the middle frame was very entertaining. With the set tied 15-15, junior Brooke Klepper (Miami Beach, Fla.), aided by back-to-back kills by Casey Hunt (Granby, Conn.), served up five points to give the hosts the 20-15 lead. Clark and Ramos then swung the momentum back and rattled off ten of the last 13 points in the stanza.

The opener saw the Cougars build an 11-3 advantage and, despite small runs by WPI, never looked back. Clark led by ten (23-13) late in the third before the two sides traded points until a serving miscue concluded the set and match.

Jacqueline Jimenez-Maldonado (San Francisco, Calif.) registered eight kills and six digs to go with 16 digs by Mia Cattaneo (Santa Barbara, Calif.). Sophomore Rachel Webb (Celina, Texas) earned match-high honors with 28 assists and Courtney Pharr (Seattle, Wash.) served up four of the Cougars nine aces and tallied four block assists.

Coach Speak:
"We played a strong team and it was a great environment for a volleyball game," said Clark University head coach Mickey Cahoon. "Our confidence was a big difference maker." 

Don't Forget About Me:
Webb, meanwhile, is closing in on a record of her own. With 937 assists this season, she is just seven helpers shy of passing Kate Weiss for the most assists in a single season. Less than two seasons into her career with the Cougars, Webb is already fourth on the school's all-time assist list (1,839) and is more than half way to the career mark also held by Weiss (3,073).

Up Next:
Clark will wrap up its regular season on Saturday with a home contest against Emerson College. First serve is slated for just after 1:00 p.m.

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