NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – Serving has been the difference this season for the Becker College volleyball team. Unfortunately for the Hawks, MCLA's service was better as the Trailblazers prevailed 3-0 (25-12, 28-18, 25-14) on Saturday (September 19).

The loss dropped Becker's record to 2-5, while MCLA improved to 8-3.

The MCLA serve was the deciding factor in the match. The Trailblazers had 14 service aces and in addition kept Becker from setting up its offense. The Hawks were only able to produce 14 kills and were outhit .000-to-.247.

Nearly all of Becker's offensive production came from senior Samantha Cauoette (Montague, Mass.) and junior Marissa Turner (Coventry, R.I.) who had six and four kills, respectively. Turner also had seven digs and three blocks. Freshman Brittany Bullis (Stafford, Va.) recorded a match-high 19 digs and had two aces.
Allison Clark led MCLA with 14 kills. Margaret Allen added seven winners and eight aces.
In the second set, the Hawks battle backed from several three-point deficits to tie the match at 12-12. Becker pulled to within one, 18-17, on a Turner block, but MCLA responded with a 6-0 run to put the set out of reach. During the third set, the Hawks were within a point, 13-12, but allowed the Trailblazers to go on an 11-1 run that put the set and the match away.
Becker returns home to the Leicester Gymnasium on Tuesday (September 22) to take on Mass Maritime at 7 p.m. Hawks defeated the Buccaneers, 3-0, earlier in the season.