Lesley's hot streak and 2011 season came to an end simultaneously, as Daniel Webster handed the Lynx a 3-0 loss in NECC Playoff First Round action Tuesday night in Nashua, NH. Kayla Henry totaled six kills and six digs in her final match as a Lynx.
Lesley rallied from an 0-2 deficit to knock of second-place Newbury, 3-2, Sunday afternoon on Kayla Henry's senior day. Henry led all players with four service aces as the Lynx have now won five of their last seven.
Lesley bested Becker for a 3-1 NECC win and dropped a non-conference tilt with Eastern Nazarene in Saturday's tri-match hosted by Becker. Junior Megan Ortwein led the Lynx offense, combining for 26 kills over the two matches.
Lesley battled to force a fifth set but the host Mariners scored five of the match's last six points in earning a 3-2 win Saturday. NECC Rookie of the Week Danielle Johnson led all players with 19 kills on 50 attempts.
Lesley won the opening set, 25-20, but the Eagles responded with three straight wins over the visiting Lynx Tuesday night in NECC women's volleyball play. Kate Miller handed out 20 assists for the Lynx.
Danielle Johnson totaled 16 kills and 22 digs, but Lesley let a 2-0 match lead slip away and twice failed to take advantage of match point in Game 5, losing 3-2 to visiting Bay Path. Rachel Frederickson added a team-best 27 digs in the loss.
Lesley used a .237 team hitting percentage in the third set to open up a 2-1 match lead, pulling away in the fourth for a 3-1 win over visiting Curry. Freshman Danielle Johnson led all players with 13 kills, and junior setter Kate Miller set a match-high 31 assists.
Lesley dropped to 2-7 on the season with a 3-0 loss in non-conference play at Suffolk University Tuesday night in Regan Gymnasium. Kayla Henry tied for team high honors with seven digs and one ace, while Kate Miller set 11 assists.
Junior setter Kaitlyn Miller tied for team-high honors with two kills and led the Lynx with three set assists in Wednesday night's 3-0 loss to visiting WPI. Lesley freshman Rachel Frederickson led all players with 14 digs.
The Lynx fell in three sets Saturday morning to host Maine Maritime but turned around to sweep Maine-Presque Isle in Lesley's 2011 openers. In the Lynx win over UMPI, junior Kate Miller led all players with 20 assists and a .625 hitting percentage.
After upending Daniel Webster to win the 2010 New England Collegiate Conference Tournament, Lesley is picked to finish in third place in this year's NECC coaches' poll, the league announced Tuesday afternoon.