NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Amherst College played their first set of 2018 with no attacking errors, opening up a 7-0 lead on their way to a 3-0 (25-4, 25-18, 25-19) win over Smith College in non-conference women's volleyball action.
Sophomore Jamie Dailey served three aces, had ten digs and put down 15 kills in her first action for Amherst (1-0), hitting .414 for the match, just points above the team's attack percetage.
The Purple and White went ahead 17-2 in the first set on serving runs by Dailey and Candace Chung '20, breezing to the opening set win.
In the second set, a 5-0 run by the Mammoths, including three kills from Dailey, turned an 18-15 lead into a more comfortable margin, and a kill by Dennis sealed the set.
The Mammoths took an 8-2 lead and then withstood a 6-1 run by the Pioneers (0-5) early in the game and another 8-2 run once they had led 21-10.
Caleigh Johnson led Smith with eight kills, while Kimani Freeman had ten assist and three digs.
Amherst is right back on the court tomorrow morning as they play a pair of matches at the Western New England Invitational. The Mammoths will play the host Golden Bears at 11:00 AM and then face off against Emerson at 1:00 PM.