NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 victory against Hamilton College in a NESCAC match played at Luce Field House Friday night.
The Camels, ranked #1 in New England, improve their record to 20-2 and finish with an 8-2 record in the NESCAC with their 10th consecutive triumph. The Camels have not secured the #1 seed but they strengthened their position with Friday night's victory.
The Continentals fall to 11-15 and are 1-8 in league action. The game scores were 25-22, 25-13 and 25-19 in favor of the hosts.
On senior night in New London, the three members of the Class of 2013 paved the way to the victory. Rachel Schroff (Palos Verdes, Calif.) buried 12 kills to go with eight digs and five assists. Katie Ketcham (San Francisco, Calif.) dished out a match high 33 assists to go with nine digs, two kills and two blocks. Carly Guiducci (Del Mar, Calif.) collected 16 digs to lead the defense.
The Class of 2013 carries a record of 79-24 (.767) and a NESCAC mark of 29-11 (.725) into Saturday's action.
"Our senior class has bled Connecticut College blue since stepping foot on campus three and a half years ago," Connecticut College Head Coach Josh Edmed said. "The pride, dedication and lead by example attitude that this group has demonstrated in every facet of their affiliation with the College has been nothing short of outstanding. They have continued the long standing trend of pushing the competitiveness of the volleyball program forward and this was recently affirmed with the program's first ever #1 ranking in New England."
Brenna Corrigan (Ramsey, N.J.) had four kills and three digs in the loss for Hamilton. Emma Lonadier (Rochester, N.Y.) dished out eight assists. Anna Brown (Colorado Springs, Colo.) registered nine digs for the Continentals.
Hamilton visits Wesleyan tomorrow afternoon for a 2:00 p.m. match. The Camels will visit Western Connecticut State for a tri-match with Western and UMass Dartmouth. The first match against the Corsairs of UMass Dartmouth gets underway at 2:00 p.m. in Danbury.