Women's Volleyball Doubles Up at Western New England Invitational

Women's Volleyball Doubles Up at Western New England Invitational

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- With a pair of victories at today's Western New England Invitational, the Amherst College women's volleyball team improved to 3-0 on the young season and put Head Coach Sue Everden on the brink of another milestone.

Everden will go for her 700th career win on Friday night when the Mammoths travel to Middlebury to open up New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play. 

The Mammoths topped Western New England 3-0 (25-17, 25-12, 25-14) and then beat Emerson 3-1 (25-17, 24-26, 25-19, 25-15).

Game 1: Amherst 3, Western New England 0

Amherst hit over .400 in each of the final two sets and got double-digit kills from Emily Kolsky '20 and Jamie Dailey '21. 

Dailey recorded her second straight game with 15 kills, while Kolsky had 11 kills, with each player making just three errors in a combined 56 attempts. 

First year Sophie Launsbach had seven kills, Cameron Hendricks '20 had an errorless six kills and a .750 hitting percentage, and Charlotte Duran '20 posted 37 assists and seven digs.

Dailey had 8 digs of her own, a category that was led by 18 digs from senior Hayes Honea.

Western New England was led by eight kills from Ashley Matthews and 14 digs out of Kiana Turner.

Game 2: Amherst 3, Emerson 1

The impressive opening start to Dailey's Amherst career continued, as she racked up 28 kills and 14 digs while hitting .510 in the four-set win.

In all, four players totalled double-digit dig numbers, including a team-high 24 from first-year Skyleur Savage.

Duran had a double-double with 14 digs and 55 assists, while Kolsky and Launsbach had 10 and 9 kills, respectively, with the first year making just one error on twenty attempts.

Hendricks posted eight more kills on the day, and Honea added 12 digs and three service aces in the victory.

Emerson, who suffered their first loss of the year, got double-doubles out of Carolyn Vaimoso (16 kills, 10 digs), Moira Brennan (40 assists, 13 digs), and Grace Tepper (13 kills, 13 digs).