Mammoths Head into NESCAC Playoffs on Four-Game Win Streak

Mammoths Head into NESCAC Playoffs on Four-Game Win Streak

AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College has dropped just one set in their last four games and ended the regular season with a 3-0 win (25-16, 25-19, 25-13) over New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) foe Colby College on Saturday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium.

The victory propels Amherst to 16-9 overall and 5-5 in the NESCAC and solidified their seeding after earning a spot in the postseason with last night's 3-0 win over Bates.

Daria Kim-Percy '21 led all players with 13 kills, and the Mammoths hit a tick under .300 in the straight set victory.

A 7-7 tie in the first set was broken by a 4-0 run by the Mammoths, and the home team was on their way. They opened the advantage to 19-11 on a kill by Charlotte Duran '20, who also handed out 30 assists and had 8 digs, and another by Kim-Percy, who contributed six digs as well.

Set two was the most closely contested of the three, with Colby trailing by just one at 18-17 after a service ace by Kate Wincek. Amherst used two quick kills by Emily Kolsky '20, who had ten on the afternoon, to get back in control of the set and the match.

Wincek led the Mules with 14 digs and had seven kills, second on the squad to Paige Hanssen, who put down 11 balls for points.

The third set was decided by a 12-0 run by the Mammoths in the middle of the game, with Hayes Honea '19 serving throughout and Kim-Percy adding three kills during the spurt.

Marialexa Natsis '18 added nine kills and hit .471 in the victory, and Lauren Reppert '19 added two kills off the Amherst bench.

Colby ends their season with a 6-16 overall mark and without collecting a NESCAC victory.