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Women's volleyball drops NESCAC match at Wesleyan

Contact Michael Warwick 315-859-4535
Posted October 5, 2013
Tags Women's Volleyball

Wesleyan University's Kim Farris hammered 16 kills and three service aces and the Cardinals defeated the Hamilton College Continentals in four sets in a NESCAC match at Wesleyan's Silloway Gym on Oct. 5.

Box Score

The Cardinals (6-9 overall, 2-3 NESCAC) prevailed by scores of 26-24, 18-25, 25-16 and 25-19, and upped their win streak to four matches. Kate Centofanti chipped in 12 kills and 15 digs.

Erin Casey ’15 finished with a team-best 11 kills for Hamilton (3-12, 0-4). Emma Lonadier ’15 and Jamie Granskie ’16 added eight apiece.

Sarah Pfund ’14 led the Continentals with 34 assists. Ivanka Temnycky ’17 had a season-best six aces and Jessica Weston ’17 added four as Hamilton recorded a season-high 14. Anna Brown ’15 recorded a team-leading 17 digs and Lonadier contributed 10. Weston paced the Continentals with three blocks.

In the first set, Wesleyan built a 19-15 lead before the Continentals took a 22-21 lead behind some strong serving by Temnycky. The Cardinals rallied on a kill by Monica Leslie, followed by blocks at the net by Centofanti and Leslie that clinched the set for Wesleyan.

In the second set, Hamilton used a late 7-2 run that put it out of reach. Wesleyan started strong in the third set strong and led 10-6 before Hamilton used a 7-1 run and took a 13-11 lead. Brittany Lo took control for the Cardinals at that point. Lo ripped off eight straight points on her serve during a 9-0 run that gave Wesleyan a 20-13 lead.

Hamilton took a 6-2 lead early in the fourth set but Wesleyan eventually tied the score at 12-12, and took the lead on a Centofanti kill that was set up by Sara Warnock. The score was tied at 15-15 when Lo won three straight points on her serve and gave Wesleyan the lead for good.

Hamilton hosts nationally ranked Williams College for another NESCAC match on Friday, Oct. 11.

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