Volleyball

Balanced Cardinal Attack Gains Split During Pair of Non-Conference Matches with Keene St. & Clark

With Casey Reed '12 (#6, hitting in photo, courtesy of SteveMcLaughlinPhotography.com) leading the way with 24 kills over a pair of home matches Sat., Oct. 8, the Cardinals split a pair of 3-1 decisions, falling to Clark before coming back to defeat Keene St.

In the first match between the teams since 2003, Clark seized a 25-15, 25-23, 19-25, 25-20 victory.  Wesleyan still leads the series, 17-7.  Reed had a team-high 14 kills while Kim Farris '14 added 11 putaways and a .421 hitting percentage.  Monica Leslie '14 (#7, left side of photo) had eight kills and a .333 percentage.  Laura Yim '13 (#5, middle in photo) triggered the attack with 34 assists.  Jeanne McPhee '13 (#4, in black in photo) racked up another 24 digs to anchor the defense.

Helping Wesleyan take a third victory in the four all-time meetings with Keene, Leslie was the top dog up front with 14 kills.  Reed was next with 10 and Farris chipped in with eight.  Wesleyan had its blocking in high gear with 15 as a team.  Farris was a demon with 11 stuffs while Reed collected six and Laura Volgenau '13 had five.  McPhee was good for 17 digs and Claire Larson '15 handled the setting with 33 assists.  Set scores were 25-21, 16-25, 25-19, 25-23.

The Cardinals are back in action Fri., Oct. 14 against Tufts during the start of a NESCAC weekend at Trinity.  Conn. College will be the conference opponent on Sat., Oct. 15.