Women’s volleyball continues conference win-streak


Junior outside hitter Grace Tepper spikes the ball over the net. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

By Hanna Hill

The Lions defeated Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a 3-0 sweep Saturday afternoon. This is the fifth win in a row for the Lions and fourth conference win of the season. 

In the feat, freshman setter Caroline Bond totaled 7 hits and 31 assists. 

“Today was a pretty exciting win for us,” Bond said. “The biggest thing is focusing on that next game and not dwelling on the fact that we had a good game this weekend. We just need to take one game at a time.” 

Bond said the team’s chemistry on and off the court helps the team come together during games.

“I think we have great team chemistry,” Bond said. “Everone has a role on the team and it’s going to be different but everyone plays their part to win, and today it showed that everyone had a job to do.” 

Head coach Ben Read said even though the team won, the Lions need to work on their service errors.

“We made too many service errors,” Read said in a post-game interview. “Offensively, we were lights out. [We] ran a very good offense, got everyone involved, and we served incredibly tough, which made our defense a little bit easier.” 

Bond said she struggles at times to manage her school work and volleyball but said it is something she is working on.

“I keep a running checklist of things I have to remember,” Bond said. “When things get crazy, [I] just to stay calm and mix it up a little bit so I can give my team the best opportunity to score a point.”

Read said he is happy about the win but is already creating a game plan for the next game. 

“We have to scout the opponents first,” Read said. “We just have to focus on one team at a time.” 

The Lions get back in action Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at Wheaton College for a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference match up.