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Bates Downs Trinity to Open Women’s NESCAC Volleyball Weekend

Bates Downs Trinity to Open Women’s NESCAC Volleyball Weekend

Hartford, Conn. -  First-year Grace Haessler (Portland, Ore.) collected 29 assists and added four aces to lead the Bates College Bobcats to a 3-0 win over the Trinity College Bantams in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) volleyball action this evening at Ray Oosting Gymnasium. Bates improves to 12-12 (1-3, NESCAC) on the season, while Trinity falls to 10-9 (1-5, NESCAC). 

In other action, the Wesleyan University Cardinals defeated the Bowdoin College Polar Bears 3-0 behind junior Ellika Healy (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) who had 27 assists and 10 digs for the Cardinals.  Wesleyan improves to 16-5 (5-1, NESCAC) and Bowdoin slips to 13-11 (2-3, NESCAC).

The Connecticut College Camels defeated the Colby College Mules 3-1, behind sophomore Merissa DeMais (Hillsdale, N.J.) who had 38 assists for the Camels. Connecticut College improves to 13-9 (4-2 NESCAC) with the win and Colby falls to 9-10 (0-4, NESCAC).
 
All teams wore pink warm up shirts in recognition of breast cancer awareness, and in support of the Side Out Foundation's "Dig Pink" effort.  Trinity had surpassed their goal of raising $3 thousand before the start of the tournament.  For more information on the fundraiser, visit http://www.sideoutvolleyball.org/mainevent/minievent/TrinityC/.
           
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