Williams hands volleyball first NESCAC loss
The Hamilton College volleyball team (10-5, 2-1 NESCAC) suffered its first conference setback of the season on Friday night, losing 3-1 to host Williams at Chandler Gymnasium.
The teams split the first two sets (with Williams winning 25-23 and the Continentals bouncing back with a 25-22 victory). The Ephs, who are fourth among other teams receiving votes in the latest national coaches’ poll, won the final two sets, 25-19 and 25-18.
Courtney Brown ’18 led Hamilton with a career-high 14 kills, hitting .429 for the match. Jessica Weston ’17 added eight kills.
Anna Brown ’15 led all players with 20 digs, raising her career total to 1,453. She’s the second Continental to eclipse 1,450 in her career. Christine Zizzi ’18 contributed a season-high 10 digs. Kyndal Burdin ’18 collected 31 assists.
Williams improved to 12-1 overall and took over sole possession of first place in the NESCAC with a 4-0 mark. The Ephs were led by Tori Jasuta, who finished with 16 kills and 12 digs. Ryan Farley added 11 digs along with 35 assists, and Raea Rasmussen, who hit .471 for the match, had 10 kills.
Hamilton’s weekend road trip continues on Saturday, Oct. 4, with a 2 p.m. match at Amherst. The Ephs host a pair of matches on Saturday, facing NESCAC rival Middlebury as well as SUNY Potsdam.