AMHERST, Mass. – Friday night was Senior Night for Amherst College women's volleyball, and the Mammoths recognized the careers of Lauren Reppert '19 and Hayes Honea '19 before they opened the 27th annual Hall of Fame Invitational tournament by dropping a 3-0 decision to Wellesley College at LeFrak Gymnasium.
Reppert has appeared in 60 matches during her career. A native of Houston Texas, she has compiled 172 kills in 155 sets played, as well as 62 digs and 63 blocks. Last fall she earned NESCAC All-Academic accolades for the first time in her career.
A four year defensive standout, Honea will play her 100th match this weekend. She is about to eclipse the 1,400 career dig plateau, and has averaged better than 4 digs per set in her career. Honea also has four straight seasons of 20+ service aces and last year was named a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.
On Friday night, however, it was the Blue who came away with the victory in straight sets, winning by scores of 25-10, 25-12 and 25-21.
Wellesley is having an impressive season, and they improved to 16-4 behind an standout defensive performance led by the 23 digs of libero Samantha Hoang.
Lauren Gedney and Nicole Doerges were both in double-digits with 13 and 12 kills, respectively, while Yasmin Reece played a strong middle blocker with nine kills, a solo block and three block assists.
After two decisive victories by the Blue in the opening sets, Amherst had a chance to get back into the match. With the third set tied at 20, Wellesley rattled off four straight points, started by a Doerges kill. Another kill by the first year put the game away for the Blue after Kim-Percy had ended the streak with a kill from Skyleur Savage '22, who totaled a team-high ten digs.
Charlotte Duran '20 racked up 15 assists for Amherst, while Honea had two service aces and three digs on Senior Day.
Amherst returns to their home court for two more matches tomorrow as the HOF Tournament rolls on. They will host WPI at 11:00 AM and Bridgewater State at 3:00 PM to close out the day.