WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—Tonight the Williams College Ephs (18-2) went up against Southern Vermont (8-7).
In the firs set, Williams dominated the net with kills and blocks by Katherine Lane. Williams maintained a steady lead until Southern Vernmont called a time out at 11-6. After the time out, SVT managed to regain some ground and went on a run of three points, until Emily Doll turned the momentum around with a kill. Williams consistently racked up points until SVT called another time out at 16-10. Williams came back out strong to go on a run of points with kills from Raea Rasmussen, Lane, Doll, and Tori Jasuta to finish the set 25-11.
Williams carried their momentum into the second set with an immediate kill by Catherin Egan. Williams run continued with kills from Doll, Jasuta, and Lane and a block by Lane and Jasuta. Williams was up 13-3 when SVT called a time out. The Ephs were not fazed by the time out and continued their run of points with more kills from Claire Miller, Funmi Adejobi, and an ace by Mandy Schott. The set was ultimately won by the Ephs 25-15.
Williams finished the match strong in the third set. Egan came out for the first kill again. Williams battled with SVT for a few points until Doll earned a kill and an ace for back to back points. Williams gained a few more points with kills from Jasuta and Anna Spellman, while Ryan Farley, Emily O'day and Tayler Donze played solid defense. Williams finished off the third set 25-16.
Katherine Lane lead the offense with 14 kills, followed by Jasuta with 10. Mandy Schott had 10 digs, while Ryan Farley also had 10 digs along with 34 assists.
Jessica Delgado was the kill leader for SVT with 5 kills, and Delgado and Vanessa Ruelasboth had 8 digs.
"I was proud of how our team played tonight," said coach Christi Kelsey, "I thought we did a good job of playing consistently throughout the match. It was really a good team win."
Next the Ephs play Colby on Saturday at 2 pm at home.