MEDFORD, MA – For the 4th year in a row, the Williams College volleyball team (20-8) has earned a spot in the NESCAC volleyball championship. The Ephs took down the Connecticut College Camels 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, 27-25) and guaranteed themselves a matchup against the Tufts Jumbos in the finals on Sunday.
The Ephs won two of three most recent trips to the final,
downing Amherst in 2008 and 2007 and falling to Amherst in 2006.
The Ephs are 8-4 in NESCAC Finals appearances and their eight
overall titles through last season is tops in the conference with
Bates next with four.
Strength on service and attacks were critical to the Ephs success in this match. Scioscia cranked two service aces early on in game one and established the team's momentum for the rest of the match. Leading the stats for the Ephs were seniors Andrea Scioscia (23 digs, 3 assists) & Whitney Hitchcock (10 kills), and juniors Kate Anderson (14 kills), Nicole Ballon-Landa (10 kills), and Emily Avis (33 assists).
Tomorrow Williams faces top-seeded Tufts in the championship at 12PM. Last year, the Ephs eliminated the Jumbos in the semifinal round. However, in three regular season match-ups, the Ephs have only managed to take one set from Tufts.
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