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Croteau, Martin lead Elms

CHICOPEE — Agawam’s Stacy Croteau and Chicopee’s Christina Martin combined for 26 of the team’s 36 kills on Oct. 1 to complete what was a very productive week for them, but Elms College volleyball fell to Lesley University in a 3-2 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) women’s volleyball match.

Croteau also had 29 kills in one day for Elms College team as they split a tri-match with Mount Holyoke and Castleton State on Sept. 24.

She and Martin both recorded nine kills in the Blazers’ first match against Mount Holyoke, a 3-0 (25-22, 25-14, 25-10) loss.

Croteau added 20 kills to go along with 16 digs as the Elms beat Castleton State, 3-2 (21-25, 25-21, 21-25, 25-23, 15-10).

On Sept. 26, Croteau recorded a team-high 16 kills against Pine Manor College in a 3-1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-19) loss while Martin added 10 kills and 13 digs.

Zina records personal best

CHICOPEE — Springfield’s Jesse Zina had a personal best time of 33:05 to pace the Elms College men’s cross country team at the Blazers’ invitational at Chicopee Memorial State Park.

Freshman Jessie Murray of Springfield was the third Blazer to cross the line, recording a time of 44:38.

For the women, who placed 11th, freshman Meghan Sullivan of Springfield finished the course in 26:37. Senior Jennifer Cicero of Chicopee finished in 27:36, followed by sophomore Kerry Ashe of Springfield (28:17), sophomore Gabrielle Calvanese of Agawam (28:21), senior Beck Boisseau of Chicopee (29:27), and sophomore Stephanie Konstantinidis of Holyoke (35:41).

LaRochelle nets first goal

CHICOPEE — Elms College freshman midfielder Sevonnah LaRochelle of Chicopee netted her first collegiate goal early in the first half to help lift the Blazers to a 3-0 victory over Western New England University in Tuesday evening’s non-conference women’s soccer game at Leary Field.

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