Hartford, CT—Williams volleyball (9-1, 2-0 NESCAC) continued their successful weekend today, downing Trinity College (6-4, 0-2 NESCAC) and Endicott College (7-5) in two three-set matches. Set scores were 25-23, 25-21, and 25-16 against Trinity, and 25-12, 25-19, and 26-24 against Endicott.
At 12pm this afternoon the Ephs played in their second NESCAC match against Trinity College. In their last matchup, Williams also took the game in three sets.
The Ephs started strong today and played solid volleyball. The first set was the closest, with Williams taking the set 25-23. The Ephs played their best game in the second set, scoring 16 kills and winning the set 25-21. Their momentum continued, and with 11 kills the Ephs swept the final set 25-16.
Tori Jasuta led the Williams offense in the match against Trinity, scoring 18 kills with the match high of .357 hitting percentage. Libero Amanda Schott backed the Eph defense, digging 22 balls, followed by Jasuta and Catie Benell who managed 19 and 8 digs, respectively.
Hunter Drews and Katie Giddens, who both scored 10 kills, led the Trinity offense in tandem. Trinity's back row was defended by Grace Metry, who dug 13 balls.
At 2pm, the match against Endicott saw some new faces, as many different players contributed to Williams' game in good ways. Williams swept Endicott in three sets.
Williams rolled into the Endicott game with winning momentum, sweeping the first set 25-12.
The Ephs continued their momentum in the second set, where Funmi Adejobi stepped into the outside position and contributed multiple kills. Williams won the second set, 25-19.
Williams had a strong finish in the third set. Freshman middle blocker Elizabeth Cromack jumped into the Eph front line and contributed a big block. The final set was won 26-24.
"It was nice to see every single member of our team have a chance to contribute this weekend," commented Coach Christi Kelsey. "We are still a work in progress as it's early in the season but I really like how we are improving with each match!"
Williams will play their rival, Amherst College, in their next NESCAC match this Friday in Amherst, Massachusetts at 7pm.