Volleyball Completes Perfect Weekend with Three Straight Set Wins

Volleyball Completes Perfect Weekend with Three Straight Set Wins

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College women's volleyball team did not drop a set this weekend, defeating Clark University on the road 3-0 on Friday night before sweeping both Brandeis and Worcester State on Saturday in a tri-match at LeFrak Gymnasium.

Amherst improves to 6-0 on the season and this weekend will head to Maine for New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) matches against Bates and Colby.

Friday night in Worcester, Amherst defeated Clark by scores of 25-14, 25-17 and 25-13.

They opened up the tri-match on Saturday with a comfortable win over the Lancers, using scores of 25-16, 25-11 and 25-8 for the straight set victory.

Sophie Launsbach '22 led Amherst with 12 kills and a .556 hitting percentage, while Jamie Dailey '21 added nine kills and made just one error on 19 total attacks. Senior Emily Kolsky was also efficient for Amherst, recording 10 kills and only one error on 22 attempts, good for a .409 percentage as the Mammoths attacked at a .422 clip.

Charlotte Duran '20 picked up 21 assists over the first two sets before giving way to first year Jacqueline Kortekaas, who recorded 13 assists and four digs in the deciding game.

Pearl Acord '20 was in double-digits with 11 digs, while Skyleur Savage '22 had eight digs and served a game-high six aces.

The Lancers were led by the attacking prowess of Natalie Gillis, who pounded eight kills. Marissa Proia filled the stat sheet with five kills, two assists, a service ace, five digs and a solo block.

Brooke Lamothe had nine digs for the Lancers (2-5) and Katie Gagnon led the way with 12 assists.

After Brandeis defeated Worcester State in three sets, Amherst closed out the day with a 25-13, 25-10, 25-15 win over the Judges (2-7).

Kolsky (12 kills) and Dailey (13 kills) were both in double-digits, and they were both efficient with their attacks, hitting better than .450.

Claire Dennis '20 added six kills on 11 attempts with a .455 attack percentage, and also a solo and three block assists.

Duran put up 35 balls for assists and was in on two blocks, while Launsbach had nine kills and five digs.

Sierra Cox '22 led all players with 19 digs in the three-set win for Amherst.

Brandeis got eight kills and seven digs out of Emma Bartlett, as well as seven kills from Belle Scott. Talia Freund ran the offense from the setter position, earning 13 assists, while defensively Kaitlyn Oh had 12 digs for the Judges.