Women's volleyball topped by Williams in straight sets

Courtney Somerville '16
Courtney Somerville '16

Emily Doll '14 had six kills, nine digs and three blocks to lead Williams College to a three-set victory against Hamilton College in a NESCAC match at Hamilton's Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Oct. 5.

Williams (11-5 overall, 5-1 NESCAC) won by scores of 25-23, 25-20 and 25-19 on Senior Night as Amanda Cohen '13 and Ally Martella '13 were recognized for their four years of dedication to the volleyball program. The Ephs have won four consecutive matches.

Haley Eagon '13 and Katherine Lane '16 tallied five kills apiece to help lead a balanced attack for Williams. Claire Miller '15 and Raea Rasmussen '15 added four kills apiece. Mandy Schott '15 posted a match-high 24 assists and Emily O'Day '15 chipped in 13 digs.

Williams enjoyed a 10-4 advantage in team blocks. Eagon led the Ephs with four blocks while Rasmussen, Emily Barratta '15, Catherine Egan '16 and Doll tacked on three each.

Courtney Somerville '16 matched a season high with nine kills and added two blocks for the Continentals. Brenna Corrigan '14 smashed eight kills, Cohen added seven, Erin Casey '15 had six and Blaire Frett '16 finished with five.

Sarah Pfund '14 was credited with 18 assists and Emma Lonadier '15 passed out 15. Anna Brown '15 led the defense with 13 digs while Somerville, Frett, Martella and Casey all had two blocks.

After falling behind 9-4 in the first set, Hamilton rattled off seven of the next nine points to tie the score at 11-11. Williams scored four consecutive points to take an 18-14 lead and held a 24-19 advantage late in the set. The Continentals scored the next four points to rally within 24-23, but Williams notched the next point to win the first set.

The Ephs jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the second set only to see it slip away after Hamilton scored 10 of the next 12 points for a 10-7 advantage. Williams regained the lead at 13-12 and never trailed again. Hamilton still was behind by just one at 21-20, but the Ephs closed out the second set with four straight points.

Williams got off to another strong start in the third set at 5-1 before Hamilton rallied yet again to tie the score at 7-7. The Ephs connected on three straight points for a 10-7 advantage but Hamilton answered back with three in a row. Neither team led by more than a point until Williams held a 19-17 advantage. The Continentals tied it up once again at 19-19, but the Ephs scored the next six points to win the match.

Hamilton (7-10, 1-4) hosts Middlebury College in NESCAC play on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m. and takes on nationally ranked No. 12 SUNY Cortland in non-conference action at 4 p.m.

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