Hartford, Conn. – Despite a third set that went past 25 points, the Trinity College volleyball program fell in its final game of the weekend, losing to Bates 3-0 Saturday afternoon. The Bantams (7-15) were challenged with playing not one, but two teams during their respective senior games, falling to Colby on Friday evening before traveling to Lewiston to face the Bobcats (16-7) Saturday afternoon.
Trinity saw an all-around great performance from senior Colette Scheffers (Flossmoor, Ill.), who was set just eight times but produced six kills and contributed a block and five digs in the setback.
After falling 25-11 and 25-13 in the opening two sets, Trinity came alive in the third frame, making the Bobcats work for a straight-set victory. With no lead extending past three points, the Bantams saw kills from freshman Emily Alexander () and senior Wyllie Boughton (Andover, Mass.) pair with a handful of early Bates errors to keep the contest close. Trailing 24-23, a kill from freshman Kamila Zygadlo (Wroclaw, Poland) and a block from Zygadlo and Boughton gave the Bantams a 25-24 advantage but two kills from senior Taylor Stafford-Smith (Calabasas, Calif.) finished the set, giving the hosts a 3-0 senior day victory.
Trinity will return to action next Friday, taking on Connecticut College for its final contest of the season. Tip-off in New London is slated for 7 p.m.