SOUTH HADLEY, MA—Today the Ephs (20-4) went up against two more NEWMAC teams at Smith's Hall of Fame Tournament.
First, The Ephs fell to MIT (19-10) 3-2. MIT took the first set 25-19, while Williams came back to take the second set 25-16. Williams followed up to win the third set 25- 15, but dropped the fourth game 25-22, and then narrowly lost the fifth game 15-12.
Megan Gebhard lead MIT's offense with 21 kills, and Tori Wuthrich had 18 digs.
In the evening, Williams bounced back to defeat Wellesley (25-4) 3-0. Williams quickly defeated Wellesely in three set 25-13, 25-16, and 25-16.
Jasuta lead the offense and defense with 10 kills and 10 digs, while Ryan Farley had 25 assists.
For Wellesley, Sydney Carfagno and Caitie Laughlin lead the offense with 8 kills, and Traci Hamanaka lead the defense with 10 digs.
"Today was certainly an up and down day for our team. The MIT match was tough one as we made a lot of mistakes and couldn't quite find our rhythm throughout the match," said coach Christi Kelsey, "The opposite was true against Wellesley. I think our team really took it to heart losing two matches this weekend and wanted to come out with a win against one of the top teams in our region."
Emily Doll received all-tournament honors today.
Tori Jasuta moved to number 20 in the NCAA Division 3 rankings for kills per set (4.01), while Raea Rasmussen remains number 1 in Division 3 for hitting percentage (.446). Ryan Farley is ranked 14th in Division 3 for assists per set (10.47).
On Friday, November 1, Williams will travel to Trinity for an 8 pm match.