BOSTON – Senior Kelly Bacon recorded a match-high 12 kills and freshman Jamie Bredahl added 10 to lead Northeastern to a 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-15) sweep of UNCW in Colonial Athletic Association volleyball action Saturday at Solomon Court.

The Huskies improved to 8-7 overall and evened their league mark at 1-1 while the Seahawks moved to 11-5 and 0-2.  Both teams return to action Oct. 4 with road contests. UNCW is at William and Mary while Northeastern travels to Delaware. Start time for both matches is for 7 p.m.

“This was a disappointing loss because we had our chances in the first and second sets, which would have given us a lot of confidence to extend the match,” said UNCW Head Coach Amy Bambenek. “Our team needs to respond in a big way, starting with practice and preparations next week for James Madison and William & Mary.

Bacon and Bredahl powered the Northeastern attack as they combined to record 22 of Huskies 40 spikes in the match. Senior Ina Kamenova dished out 24 assists while Bredahl added 11 to post the double-double. Junior Natalie Skiba led all players with 21 digs.

Juniors Leah Gagliardi and Morgan Kline tallied six kills apiece for UNCW, who was limited to a (-.028) hitting percentage. Defensively, sophomore Lindsay Hartmann notched 10 digs while Gagliardi and senior Courtney Porter finished with seven total blocks apiece.

Trailing 21-18 late in the first set, a UNCW service error sparked Northeastern to a 7-2 run that would last until the end of the set and give the Huskies a 25-23 victory.

During a back-and-forth second set that featured a total of seven ties and six lead changes, a ball handling error by the Seahawks broke a 13-all tie and a began a 7-1 run that would put Northeastern in front, 20-14. The Seahawks would rattled off three straight points to end the spurt and pull within three, 20-17, but that would be as close as they would get as the Huskies held on for a 25-21 triumph and a 2-0 cushion.

Northeastern never trailed in the third set, scoring the first six points of the frame on its way to building a 10-2 advantage. UNCW would score five straight points midway through the frame to pull within five, 16-11, but the Huskies tallied nine of the final 13 points of the set to post a 25-15 victory and take the match.