South Hadley, MA - The Elms College women's volleyball team swept Mount Holyoke College in three sets on Thursday evening on the road in Howard Gymnasium with set scores of (25-12, 25-19 and 27-25), with the win the Blazers improve to 12-8 on the year.
Leading the way for Elms was Jaylianne Ramos (Toa Alta, P.R.) with nine kills, Elise Ciarcia (Glastonbury, CT) with two blocks, Kianna Lozada (Bayamon, P.R.) with 15 digs and Dakota Stewart (Victoria, TX) with 25 assists.
The Blazers jumped out to an early 7-2 start to force a timeout from the Lyons bench, before taking a 14-4 lead midway through the match on a kill from Hayley Castanos (Santa Ana, Calif.). From there, Elms used a quick five-point burst to take a 19-6 lead, before a service error from Mount Holyoke College and a kill from Laura Jensen (Torrance, Calif.) sealed the 25-12 set victory.
Trading points to begin set two, the Blazers took a 10-6 lead on a kill from Ramos, before the Lyons pulled to within one, making it 12-11 on a service ace from. Elms would then take back a five-point advantage, which the Lyons would cut down to three, but Ramos picked up a pair of kills late and delivered the final blow to give the Blazers a 25-19 victory and 2-0 match lead.
The third set was the closest between the two squads, as the Blazers took an early 13-9 lead, but the Lyons fought back and made it a one-point game. Elms would tally back-to-back kills to finish the 27-25 set victory and three-set sweep.
The Blazers jump back into NECC play on Saturday 10/19 when they travel to Lesley University at 12PM.