Volleyball Downed by Trinity, 3-0

Kanoff Contact: Ben Badu

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Seniors KC Kanoff (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) and Mary Reiser (New York, N.Y.) combined for 13 kills, 13 digs and three blocks, but the Amherst women's volleyball team dropped just its second match of the season, falling to Trinity 3-0 (25-13, 30-28, 25-14) at Wesleyan's Silloway Gymnasium.

Looking to take an early edge, the Bantams pulled away from an 8-8 deadlock in the first set with a 13-3 run en route to a 25-13 victory. Hoping to rebound, Amherst would lead the second, 7-3, but Trinity rallied, pulling even at 17.  Amherst responded by reeling off seven of the next 10 points for a 24-20 lead, but Trinity fought off seven straight set points to knot things up at 24.

Amherst would later hold leads of 27-26 and 28-27, but Trinity tied it each time, extending the closely contested second set.  A Lord Jeff error put Trinity ahead 29-28 before a two-handed push to an open middle of the court by Hannah Brickley '14 sealed Trinity's 30-28 win. 

Determined to close it out, Trinity built an early 6-0 edge in the third before upping the margin to 13-4. Riding a wave of momentum, Trinity would not allow their lead to dip below six points, going up 22-9 before completing the sweep with a 25-14 triumph.

Amherst first-year Lauren Antion (Los Angeles, Calif.) finished with five kills, while Callie Neilsen '13 (Escondido, Calif.) had 23 assists and 11 digs. Kristin Keeno '13 (Honolulu, Hawaii) chipped in with 30 digs.

Brickley led all scorers with a match-high 17 kills, adding 15 digs, while Danielle Isaman '13 had 14 kills and nine digs. Jennifer Low '12 finished with 31 assists and 16 digs, while Sarah Blagden '12 collected 30 digs.

Amherst returns to action on Tuesday, Sept. 20 against Johnson & Wales.