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Outstanding Setting of Ellie Healy '10, Named NESCAC Co-POW, Helps Cards Up Win Streak to Six

Ellie Healy '10

Ellie Healy '10 (#10, photo), who leads the NESCAC in assists per set with 10.10 while ranking in the top-25 nationally in Division III to start the week, chalked up 138 assists over 13 sets as Wesleyan defeated Western Conn. Wed., Oct. 1 (3-1) and both Amherst (3-2) and Trinity (3-1) on Sat., Oct. 4. Healy was honored by the NESCAC as its Co-Player of the Week. The Cards dropped the opening set at WCSU but got their game rolling to capture the next three sets. Lisa Drennan '09, who also paces the NESCAC and was ranked among the top five in the country in her speciality with an average of 4.79 kills per set at week's start, racked up 57 kills during the three matches for an average of 4.38 while Alissa Santucci '12 added 31 kills. Blocks leader Ashley Farrow '10 came through with 15 during the 13 sets as she upped her team-high average to 0.81 Wesleyan see-sawed in its match with Amherst, winning the first and third sets as well as the final set, 15-10. Trinity went a little easier but all four sets were tight. Neither match counted toward the NESCAC standings. The Cards have two big NESCAC matches coming up next with Conn. College in town Wed., Oct. 8 and a trip to Trinity slated for Fri., Oct. 10.