Hartford, Conn. – Sophomore OH Claire Miller (Wilmette, Ill.) had 14 kills with a .324 hitting percentage and four service aces to lead the visiting Williams College Ephs to a 3-0 victory over the Trinity College Bantams in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) volleyball action this evening at Oosting Gym. Trinity drops to 9-6 overall and 3-4 in the NESCAC with its first loss in three matches, while the Ephs, ranked No. 10 in New England, improve to 12-6 overall and 6-1 in the league.
Trinity led, 12-7, midway through the first set before Williams scored seven points in a row including three on aces by Miller to take the lead, 14-12. After a kill by Trinity junior co-captain OH Hannah Brickley (Melrose, Mass.) ended the run, Williams scored 11 of the next 17 points for a 25-19 win. The Bantams opened up a lead again in the second set, 18-13, only to see the Ephs use a 9-1 run to lead, 22-20. A kill by Bantam senior co-captain OH Danielle Isaman (West Hartford, Conn.) made the score, 23-21, but Williams scored the next two points. The third set was also closely contested, and it took back-to-back kills by Williams freshman MH Katherine Lane (La Jolla, Calif.) to break a 20-20 tie. With the score, 24-22, in Williams' favor, Miller ended the set and the match with her final kill of the night.
Brickley paced the Trinity offense with 11 kills and added 15 digs, while Isaman contributed nine kills and 15 digs, and junior S Amy Hackett (Wallingford, Conn.) added a team-high 14 assists and seven digs. Sophomore Raea Rasmussen (Amsterdam, Netherlands) notched 12 kills, while rookie S Ryan Farley (La Jolla, Calif.) added 19 assists and 12 digs, and sophomore Emily O'Day (Los Angeles, Calif.) recorded a match-high 16 digs.