Williams Sweeps Connecticut College in Three Sets

Emily O'Day '15
Emily O'Day '15

New London, CT—Williams volleyball (18-3, 7-1 NESCAC) swept Connecticut College (10-9, 4-4 NESCAC) in three sets this afternoon, downing the NESCAC team 25-22, 26-24, and 25-17.

The Ephs played an aggressive match and effectively bounced back after last night's conference loss. Pin-hitters Claire Miller and Tori Jasuta crushed double digit kills, each gathering 14 in all three sets. Each of these attackers also had impressive accuracy, as Jasuta earned a .357 hitting percentage and Miller .478. The Ephs saw a new face on the court, as middle blocker Shelby Fisher earned three kills for the team in addition to two blocks. On average, the Ephs racked up a .327 hitting percentage against Connecticut's .167.

Williams also had a well spread defense, and the backline was defended by libero Caitie Bennell and Claire Miller with nine digs each, followed closely by Ryan Farley and Emily O'Day with 8 digs each. The frontline held a strong defense as well, with Raea Rasmussen contributing four blocks to the Ephs' 12 total.

Connecticut College's front line was powered by Ella Johnson with 10 kills and Andrea Mullaney who scored two blocks. Defense was spread between Cailyn Straubel and Caroline Martin, who each gathered seven digs.

The Ephs will continue their season at the Hall of Fame Tournament in Northampton MA next weekend. The tournament, hosted by Smith College, will hold matches for the Ephs against MIT on Friday, and against Trinity and Wheaton on Saturday. Matches begin at 7pm on Friday, and 10am and 2pm on Saturday.

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