Merrimack stops Greyhounds in non-conference opener . . .
Merrimack 3, Assumption 0
WORCESTER, Mass. --- Merrimack College defeated Assumption College, 3-0, in the women's volleyball opener for both teams THURSDAY night in the Laska Gym.
Junior middle blocker NICOLE DUARTE (Windham, NH/Salem) had eight kills and sophomore outside hitter NATALEE YEAZLE (Blaine, MN/Spring Lake Park) added seven to pace a balanced offense for the Warriors. Senior setter ELYSE LORENZ (Frankfort, IL/Lincoln-Way East) contributed 14 set assists.
Defensively, senior defensive specialist had 13 digs and sophomore outside hitter SHAUNDA FORCIER (Gonic, NH/Spaulding) added 10.
Freshman outside hitter LAUREN OSTAFIN (Avon, CT/Avon) led the Greyhounds with seven kills and 10 digs, while freshman setter KRISTIN FLATEKVAL (Mahweh, NJ/Immaculate Heart) had 13 set assists.
The Greyhounds are next in action at the Regis College Tournament Saturday at Sunday. Saturday they will play Rhode Island College, Framingham State and WPI Saturday and Worcester State, Suffolk and host Regis Sunday. Merrimack continues its four-game road to open the season at UMass Lowell Saturday at 12 noon.