AMHERST, Mass. – Behind 12 kills from junior Jamie Dailey, Amherst College women's volleyball claimed a 3-0 victory over UMass Boston in non-conference action on Friday evening in LeFrak Gymnasium.
Amherst topped the Beacons by scores of 25-19, 25-11 and 25-15 to improve to 11-1 on the season and run their new win streak to three games.
Dailey was joined in double-figures by Cameron Hendricks '20, who had ten kills, and each of them had five in the opening set, when Amherst came back from a 15-12 deficit, and then rolled off eight of the final ten points of a game that was tied at 17.
The Beacons threatened early, with three kills from Sarah Doyle in the opening set. Doyle ended the night with five kills, one behind Marcelle Tiscareno, who led the visitors with six kills and also had two block assists.
Amherst led from wire to wire in the second and third games, opening up both sets with 4-0 runs. Their success was thanks in big part to Emily Kolsky '20, who did not make an error and earned seven of her nine kills across the final two games. In the third set, Kolsky recorded five kills on nine swings, including two during the opening run of the set and another in the game's final points.
Senior Claire Dennis did all of her damage in the second set, going 5-5 on attacking attempts. Dennis was also part of the Amherst block party, which saw Alex Rone '22 go for a solo and four block assists, while Caroline Tilton '23 had four block assists as well to go with three kills.
Dailey had back to back kills to put Amherst ahead 11-5 during a 9-1 run that would take their third-set advantage up to 15-6.
The Mammoths used both senior Charlotte Duran (21 assists) and first year Jacqueline Kortekaas (14 assists) to run their offense. Kortekaas also led the way with four of Amherst's seven service aces. Skyleur Savage '22, who had two aces herself, led all players with 22 digs.
Tiscareno and Mallory Reed were each in on two block assists as well, while Tyla Parker had 16 digs and Carsen Komminsk paced the Beacons offense with 16 assists.
UMass Boston drops to 4-13 on the year and will play tomorrow afternoon at Western New England.
The Mammoths return to New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action tomorrow afternoon when they visit Trinity at 1:00 PM in Hartford.