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Pioneers Snap Five Game Skid in Win over Bentley

David Ortero
Sports Editor

The LIU Post women’s volleyball team moved to a .500 record (8-8) on the season with its win over Bentley University on Saturday, September 22. The Pioneers cruised to a 3-0 win (25-15, 25-9, 25-21) over the Falcons (3-9).

Junior middle blocker Makamae Namahoe led the Pioneers with 10 kills and freshman libero Rachel Ringor led the squad with 10 digs. The victory against Bentley was the only win in the NE-10/ECC Challenge for the Pioneers who went 1-2 during the tournament.

On the day the Pioneers defeated the Falcons, the team also lost to the University of Massachusetts-Lowell 3-1 (25-18, 16-25, 25-20, 25-21). In the loss, the Pioneers’ sophomore middle blocker Heather Adams led all players in the contest with 14 kills. Four players in the loss accounted for double-digit digs: freshman outside hitter Harlee Meyers (17), Ringor (16), Namahoe (12), and freshman setter Monica Amador (12). For her performance during the tournament, freshman middle hitter Melissa Hansen was the only LIU Post representative and the only one of nine total players named to the NE-10/ECC Challenge All-Tournament Team. In the three matches against Merrimack College, UMass-Lowell, and Bentley, Hansen totaled 19 kills.

The Pioneers begin a three game home stand starting on Saturday, September 29. On Saturday, the Pioneers face off against Roberts Wesleyan College (5-6) and the College of Saint Rose (7-4). The Pioneers’ next game after that is on Thurs¬day, October 4, against winless Queens College (0-12).

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