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Falcons Nipped By Trailblazers

Falcons Nipped By Trailblazers

Osborne, Peirce and Pease pace Falcons with 38 combined digs

Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University women's volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to the Trailblazers of MCLA in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action this evening at the Parkinson Gymnasium.

The Basics

Score: Fitchburg State 0, MCLA 3 (8-25, 17-25, 21-25)
Records: Fitchburg State (1-17, 0-6 MASCAC) | MCLA (8-15, 3-3 MASCAC)

How It Happened

Junior middle hitter Kristina Osborne (Ashby, Mass.) led the Falcons with a team-best 15 digs, three kills, one assist and two solo blocks, while newcomer Jessica Peirce (Brentwood, N.H.) chipped in with 13 digs and one service ace. Freshman Amy Coelho (Bellingham, Mass.) was also strong for the Green and Gold, posting four assists, three digs and two kills.

For MCLA, sophomore outside hitter Brooke Queripel (Palmer, Ak.) collected a match-best ten kills, two assists and one dig, while freshman Natasha Stewart (N. Andover, Mass.) added 17 digs, two kills, six assists and three service aces. Senior Taylor Wiese (Las Vegas, Nev.) aided the Trailblazers offense, finishing with nine assists and seven digs for the visitors.

Inside the Numbers

12th meeting between two schools on the volleyball court with the Falcons 9-3 all-time when taking on the Trailblazers.

First meeting between Fitchburg State and MCLA in volleyball since Oct. 19. 2002.

MCLA has won the last three contest against Fitchburg State with the Falcons last win over the Trailblazers occurring on Oct. 16, 1999.

Up Next

Falcons will travel to Pine Manor College on Tuesday to take on the Gators for a contest starting at 7 p.m. Trailblazers will take on the Anchorwomen of Rhode Island College and the Owls of Keene State in a tri-match on Saturday at Keene State, beginning at 2 p.m.