WORCESTER, Mass. – The Connecticut College volleyball team split a pair of matches against Wheaton and host Clark on Saturday afternoon at the Kneller Center. The Camels first defeated the Lyons in four sets before dropping a 3-1 decision to the host Cougars.
Connecticut College 3, Wheaton 1 (19-25, 25-13, 26-24, 25-23)
After dropping the first set, the Camels won the next three to defeat Wheaton for their seventh win of the season.
Senior Sam Hunter (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) and sophomore Grace McGee (Portland, Ore.) each registered double-doubles to lead the way for Connecticut College. Hunter finished with 17 kills and 12 digs, while McGee had 35 assists and 11 dgs.
Clark 3, Connecticut College 1 (16-25, 28-26, 21-25, 18-25)
Clark, which competed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, took control by winning the first set. The Camels outlasted the Cougars in the second frame before the Cougars recovered to take the third and fourth sets and finish the day unbeaten.
Hunter and freshman Elle Kass (Los Gatos, Calif.) led the Camels in the setback. Hunter posted a double-double with 15 kills and 14 digs, while Kass finished with 20 digs and two aces. McGee had a strong all-around performance by contributing 43 assists, four aces, seven digs and three kills.
Connecticut College (7-4) continues non-league action on the road when it visits Eastern Connecticut State on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7:00 p.m.