Volleyball Splits With Endicott, Springfield

Volleyball Splits With Endicott, Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Amherst College women's volleyball team earned a 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21) win over Endicott College, before falling, 3-1 (21-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-11) to Springfield College in Tom Hay Invitational action hosted by the Pride at Blake Arena in Springfield, Mass.

With the split, Amherst moves to 10-5 on the season, and returns to action Friday, Oct. 14 at Middlebury College at 7 p.m. in Middlebury, Vt.

Amherst 3, Endicott 1

Amherst won the opening set 25-19, before Endicott tied the match with a 25-23 win in set two. The Purple & White then secured the third frame, 25-22, before closing out the victory with a 25-21 win in set three.

Amherst was led by Maggie Danner '17 who floored 16 kills, while Nicole Gould '17 followed with 12 kills. Charlotte Duran '20 directed the charge with a team-best 23 assists, while Kate Bres '17 dished out 14 helpers.

Hayes Honea '20 led the Purple & White with 24 digs, while Asha Walker '18 followed with 15. Bres added nine digs, while Kelci Keeno '17, Emily Kolsky '20 and Danner chipped in seven each. Keeno added three service aces, while Walker notched two in the winning effort.

Marialexa Natsis '18 posted a solo block and eight assisted blocks, while Danner assisted on four blocks. Claire Dennis '20, Lauren Reppert '19, and Annika Reczek '18 finished with three assisted blocks each.

Endicott was led by Tori McIntyre who registered a match-high 23 kills and added 20 digs. Alex Dippel added 14 kills, while Erika Trudon amassed a match-best 33 digs in the losing effort. Mareena Clotfelter handed out 40 assists and chipped in 19 digs, while Cydney Pierce added 13 digs for the Gulls.

Springfield 3, Amherst 1

Against Springfield, Gould and Danner combined for 23 kills, while Reppert followed with eight kills. Bres dished out 19 assists and added eight digs, while Honea led all players with 30 digs. Adelaide Shunk '20 handed out 11 assists, while Walker and Keeno notched 11 and 10 digs respectively.

Reczek continued to be a force at the net, rising up for seven assisted blocks, while Reppert added three assisted stuffs.

Springfield had five players amass double-digit kills including Hayley Kmetz who finished with a match-best 14. Jennifer Donnelly added 12 kills, Jennifer Hurwitz collected 11, and Lauren Holt and Jamie Schneck chipped in 10 kills each.

Marnae Mawdsley orchestrated the offensive efforts with 49 helpers and added 12 digs, while Anagabrielle Sanchez tied with Honea for the match-high in digs with 30. Hurwitz and Donnelly were also efficient in the back row securing 17 and 15 digs respectively.

Holt and Donnelly accounted for seven of the Pride's 10 assisted blocks in the winning effort.