Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College women’s volleyball program celebrated its two seniors Friday night, and after winning an exciting first set, fell to Bowdoin 3-1. The Bantams controlled the pace in set one, but couldn’t get the wheels turning in the following three.
Seniors Colette Scheffers (Flossmoor, Ill.) and Wyllie Boughton (Andover, Mass.) saw recognition from the team and the home crowd prior the game; entering the contest, the two had seen 37 wins, and combined for over 1,000 kills, 1,000 digs, and 200 blocks.
Trinity matched point-for-point with the Polar Bears in the first set. After playing even through the first five points, Scheffers served three straight aces to give the Bantams an early advantage. Bowdoin responded with a handful of kills before freshman Molly Bernstein’s (Oakland, Calif.) kill paired with three hitting errors, giving the Bantams a 14-9 lead. Bowdoin stormed back, and matched Trinity before tying the set at 20 points apiece. The Bantams controlled the back stretch of the set, seeing two kills from freshman Emily Alexander (Encino, Calif.) and a huge block from sophomore Ally Conde (Killingly, Conn.) and Boughton before Scheffers ended the set with a kill.
The Polar Bears dominated the following three sets, however, allowing less than 12 points from the Bantams in each set to take the contest 3-1. Junior Ashley Williams (Lake Forest, Ill.) led the way with a game-high 14 kills, while freshman setter Ellie Haugen (Minneapolis, Minn.) tacked on 26 assists. Alexander led the Bantams with six kills, and both Scheffers and Boughton added on four.
The Bantams are back at home Saturday, October 12, hosting #14 Tufts at 1 p.m.