Volleyball Wins in Return to NESCAC Action

Volleyball Wins in Return to NESCAC Action

HARTFORD, Conn. —  After a pair of non-conference victories, the Amherst College women's volleyball team returned to New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play on Saturday afternoon with a 3-0 victory over Trinity College at Oosting Gymnasium. 

The Mammoths improve to 12-1 (4-0 NESCAC) while handing Trinity (7-8) their fourth league loss of the season.

Senior Emily Kolsky had a game-high 15 kills and also picked up 12 digs and two service aces on the afternoon. 

Alex Rone '22 had four block assists for the Mammoths, who trailed 14-7 in the second set before working to tie the game at 19. From there, Amherst won the final six points, including two kills by Cameron Hendricks '20, who finished the day with six kills and a .357 hitting percentage. 

Jamie Dailey '21 also hit well (.400), pounding 12 kills and also adding two block assists. Charlotte Duran '20 had 22 assists and six digs for the Mammoths, while Pearl Acord '21 added two service aces and five digs in the win. 

Sophomore Ally Conde led the Bantams offense, earning a team-high nine kills and a .227 hitting percentage. The Bantams as a team hit just .053, but threatened in all three sets, including a close second set that saw the Bantams out in front for much of the set. 

Sophomore Hareena Johnson followed Conde with four kills, and both freshman Molly Bernstein and senior Colette Scheffers contributed three kills apiece. Freshman Emma McGraw led the team with 12 assists, with junior Jessica Yang pitching in nine assists and a team-high seven digs. 

The Bantams are back in action on Friday, taking on Bowdoin at home with an 8 p.m. start time. 

Amherst is at Westfield State on Tuesday for a 6:00 PM non-conference matchup.