Hartford, Conn. — The Trinity College women’s volleyball program fell on the road in straight sets Friday night, dropping its first NESCAC competition of the season to Williams 3-0. The Bantams (4-4) challenged Williams (8-2) deep into the second set, but couldn’t find a way to retain a lead against the hosts.
After losing 25-11 in the first set, Trinity found its game in the second. The Bantams took the first three points before falling into an 8-3 hole. Senior Wyllie Boughton (Andover, Mass.) helped spark the offense, earning four of her six kills while the Bantams brought the score level. The visitors took 10 of 13 points through the midway point of the set before an attack error and an Ally Conde (Danielson, Conn.) kill gave Trinity the lead. Sophomore Hareena Johnson (Los Angeles, Calif.) followed with an attack of her own to give the Bantams a 22-20 lead, but the Ephs stormed back, allowing just one more Bantam point before taking the set, 26-24.
Trinity didn’t get the wheels turning in the third set. After falling down early, the visitors put up a late fight, but ultimately fell 25-15. Conde led the team with seven kills, and for the third straight game, posted three blocks in the setback. Boughton added in six kills, and freshman Molly Bernstein (Oakland, Calif.) added two blocks.
The Bantams return to the hardwood on Saturday, traveling to Hamilton for a 2 p.m. start.