Williamstown, Mass. - The Trinity College Volleyball team lost a hard fought, five-set match to the Williams College Ephs on Saturday afternoon in the team's regular season finale. Trinity finishes the season with a 10-13 overall record while Williams wraps up the regular season schedule at 13-10.
The Bantams took the first set, 25-20, despite a 10-6 run by Williams to start the set. Trinity battled back to make it a one-point game, eventually taking a 14-13 lead which prompted the Ephs to call a timeout to try and regroup. The Bantams finished the set on a 7-2 run to go up 1-0 in the match.
Williams responded well in the second set as they jumped out to a 6-1 early lead which caused the Bantams to call a timeout to try and slow the Ephs' momentum. Williams eventually jumped out to a 17-9 lead before they closed things out for a 25-13 set win to tie the match at two sets each.
The Ephs took set three by a score of 25-17 on a kill by senior Tori Jasuta (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) to take a 2-1 advantage in the match but the Bantams answered in set four, winning 25-21 on a Williams attack error, to force a decisive fifth set. Williams raced out to a 9-4 lead before Trinity rallied to make it a 14-10 set, however Jasuta came through with her game-high 24th kill to give Williams the 3-2 victory.
Sophomore Rachel Underwood (Danville, Calif.) led the Bantams with 14 kills and a pair of aces to go along with 17 digs. First-years Colette Scheffers (Flossmoor, Ill.) and Wyllie Boughton (Andover, Mass.) tallied 11 and 10 kills, respectively, as well as 19 and 13 digs, also respectively. Senior tri-captain Randi Whitham (Weymouth, Mass.) led the Bantams with 35 assists and also recorded an ace. For the Ephs, Roxi Corbeil (Oceanside, Calif.) and Ally Ostrow (Menlow Park, Calif.) combined for 21 kills while Ostrow added 25 digs as well. Williams first-year Alex Newton (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) led all players with three aces on the afternoon.