VOLLEYBALL CRUISES AT LESLEY, 3-0, AS MacAULEY SETS CAREER DIG MARK

Oct. 7, 2008

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BOSTON, MA - Junior libero Megan MacAuley (Upland, CA) scooped 15 digs to lead the defense and give her 875 for her career and set a new school-record as the University of Massachusetts Boston volleyball team defeated Lesley University tonight, 25-15, 25-13, 25-13, at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, MA. The Beacons have won seven of their last eight matches and improve to 14-7 on the season, while the Lynx fall to 4-8.

MacAuley registered her 869th career dig with UMass Boston owning a 12-10 lead in the second set and moved past Gina Torres (1998-2001) for the all-time lead in career digs at the school. She also added an ace on the night. Freshman setter Cassy Hanneman (Denver, CO) led the offense and established a season-high with 34 assists in a three-set match, including 15 in the first set, while firing an ace and coming up with four digs. Junior outside hitter Kate McWhorter (Bakersfield, CA) was extremely efficient on the night, putting down 15 kills and committing just one attack error for a .483 hitting percentage and added seven digs, while junior outside hitter Kate White (Plymouth, MA) spiked for 12 kills on a .400 hitting mark in addition to picking up a dig. Freshman middle hitter Brigid Wendle (Alton, IL) put down a career-high four kills and hit a blistering .667, while senior defensive specialist Alessandra Adamo (Glastonbury, CT) got down for a season-high nine digs. Freshman defensive specialist Maria Della Croce (Quincy, MA) made a solid contribution as well with a career-high five digs.

The Beacons will be in action again on Saturday, October 11 when they host College of Saint Elizabeth at 1:00 p.m., while Lesley travels to take on Simmons College on October 15 at 7:00 p.m.