Volleyball Edged by Conn. College, 3-1

Volleyball Edged by Conn. College, 3-1

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Amherst College seniors Maggie Danner and Nicole Gould combined for 28 kills, but Conn. College used double-digit kills from three different players to help spark the Camels to a 3-1 (25-21, 13-25, 25-23, 25-23) victory over the Purple & White in Friday evening's NESCAC thriller at Luce Field House in New London, Conn.

With the loss, Amherst moves to 9-4 overall, 4-2 in NESCAC action, while Conn. College improves to 8-6 on the season, 3-2 in conference play. The Purple & White return to the court tomorrow at the Tom Hay Invitational hosted by Springfield College. Amherst takes on Endicott College at 1 p.m. and the host Pride at 3 p.m.

Amherst was led by the tandem of Danner and Gould who finished with a team-best 15 and 13 kills respectively, while Marialexa Natsis '18 and Annika Reczek '18 smashed seven kills each.

Hayes Honea '19 led four Amherst players in double digits for digs with 24, while Kelci Keeno '17 chipped in 12. Charlotte Duran '20 and Asha Walker '18 contributed 11 digs each in the losing effort, while Kate Bres '17 added nine. Danner and Emily Kolsky '20 posted seven digs apiece.

Duran and Bres handed out 18 assists each, while Honea delivered five assists. Keeno connected for the Purple & White's only two aces of the contest, and Reczek accounted for three assisted blocks at the net.

Katia Elisman dished out 46 helpers to help lead the Conn. College attack. Ella Johnson floored 15 kills, while Sam Hunter and Jenny Kellogg followed with 11 and 10 kills respectively.

Kellog added a match-high 25 digs in the winning effort, while Hunter dug 20 balls to lead five Camels in double figures in the category. Caroline Branigan and Alex Devitt notched 18 digs each, while Elisman rounded out the play in the back row with 10 digs.

Johnson finished the match with three solo blocks and two assisted stuffs, while Johnson and Elisman served up two aces each.


  • Amherst's loss to Conn. College Friday evening was the team's first to the Camels since Oct. 6, 2012. Conn. College posted a 3-2 win over the Purple & White at LeFrak Gymnasium.