Kelly Ferrero had a group-greatest 4 service aces on Saturday.
The Middlebury volleyball group earned a three- NESCAC victory more than Connecticut College (25-18, 25-13, 25-11) on Saturday in Pepin Gymnasium. The Panthers (10-five, four-two) return to the court Friday with a 7:00 p.m. match at MIT as element of the New England Challenge, though the Camels (six-10, -7) travel to Elms on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
The 1st set saw Middlebury race out to a 10-two lead, such as 3 kills from Maggie Sensible and a pair of service aces by Kelly Ferrero. The benefit grew to as a lot of as 10 (18-eight) on a kill by Sensible, prior to the Mules sliced it down to 22-17 on an ace from Grace McGee. The Panthers tallied 3 of the final 4 points, capped by a kill from Isabella Marcus, to grab the opening set.
With Connecticut College up five-four in the second set, Middlebury posted a 15-four run for a 20-9 lead on a Ferrero service ace and eased to the two- benefit.
Knotted at four-four in the final set, Middlebury place with each other a pair of six- runs and was in no way challenged in finishing the sweep.
Sensible tallied 10 kills to lead the hosts, though Jaime Donnelly had seven. Chellsa Ferdinand handed out 16 assists, though Emma Walsh ended the match with 15. Gigi Alper completed with a group-greatest 11 digs and 3 service aces, though Ferrero recorded a profession-higher 4 aces. Corley Doyle had a block solo and a block help to go along with 4 kills.
Eliza Wolcott led Connecticut College with six kills, though McGee had 14 assists. Katie Howley recorded seven digs for the Camels.