BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's volleyball secured a 3-0 victory against Connecticut College Friday evening in Morrell Gymnasium.
The Polar Bears improve to 13-9 and finish their conference schedule with a 6-4 record. The Camels fall to 11-10 (4-5 NESCAC). Conference play will conclude around the league on Sunday with seeding for the NESCAC Tournament still up in the air.
- Bowdoin claimed the win by set scores of 25-18, 25-15, 25-19
- The Polar Bears jumped to a 17-7 lead in the opening set before the Camels clawed back to within five, 22-17. Bowdoin won three of the final four points, finishing off the set with a Sydney Salle kill.
- The second set saw the teams trade points until a decisive 8-0 run by the Polar Bears turned a 11-10 deficit into a 18-11 advantage. Bowdoin also won six of the final seven points to take a 2-0 lead overall.
- The third set was easily the most competitive throughout, with the Camels owning a 16-15 lead late. But again, Bowdoin closed strong, rolling off an 8-1 run to take the lead for good and clinch the victory.
- Sydney Salle and Caroline Flaharty ended with ten kills apiece for the Polar Bears while Flaharty added 13 digs as well.
- Quincy Leech had 35 assists and Katie Doherty had 31 digs for Bowdoin. Classmates Erika Sklaver (nine kills) and Clare Geyer (four kills) rounded out a fantastic night for the Bowdoin seniors.
- Connecticut College was paced by ten kills from Ella Johnson, while Katia Elisman dished out 16 assists. Sam Hunter had a team-best 15 digs in the losing effort.
- The Camels will travel to Tufts for its final match of the regular season on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
- The field for the NESCAC Tournament will be announced following the conclusion of league play on Saturday evening.
Camel Tracks (Not Including Friday Night's Action)
Connecticut College junior Sam Hunter (Palos Verdes, Calif.) averaged 2.88 kills and 3.5 digs in eight sets this week. Saturday, October 22, Hunter erupted with 16 kills and 15 digs en route to her sixth double-double of the season. Friday October 21, Hunter had seven kills, 13 digs and three assists in a 3-1 loss at Wesleyan.
The Camels have clinched a berth in the 2016 NESCAC Championship. It's the 12th straight appearance for Head Coach Josh Edmed's Camels. The 2016 NESCAC Championship will get underway Friday, November 4 at Tufts University. The Jumbos have already clinched the top seed.
Sophomore Jenny Kellogg (Los Altos, Calif.) has buried 2.56 kills per set to rank 12th in the NESCAC. Hunter has tallied 3.24 digs per set to rank 12th in the conference. Senior Ella Johnson (Seal Beach, Calif.) has registered a .310 hitting percentage to rank fourth in the NESCAC.
Belinda Mullally (Garden Grove, Calif.) has contributed 26 aces to rank #3 in the conference with .50 aces per set. Junior Katia Elisman (Lake Forest, Ill.) has averaged 7.44 assists per set to rank fifth in the conference.