Winners of 12 of Their Last 14 Matches, Cards Can Secure #2 Seed in NESCACs with Win vs. Amherst
Facing the top ranked team in New England Division III Fri., Oct. 31, Wesleyan gave Tufts all it could handle before falling by a 3-1 score (22-25, 22-25, 25-22, 21-25). Wesleyan's statistical leaders came through with solid numbers as Lisa Drennan '09 (#7, photo courtesy of SteveMcLaughlinPhotography.com) racked up 23 kills while setter Ellie Healy '10 was busy making 49 assists. On the defensive end, libero Ruby Hernandez '11 collected 22 digs. Wesleyan can pick up its 20th win of the year and nail down the number-two seed in the upcoming NESCAC tournament, which will be hosted by Tufts Nov. 7-9 as the Jumbos wrapped up the top seed with their win over Wesleyan, by downing Amherst Sat., Nov. 1 in the regular-season finale.
In the team's last non-conference match of the year back on Thurs., Oct. 23, the Cards downed R.I.C. on the road with their second 3-0 win over the Anchorwomen this season. The Cardinals captured their 12th win over a 13-match span to pick up their 19th win on the year. Drennan joined Ashley Farrow '10 with a team-high 10 kills vs. R.I.C. while Healy dished out 23 assists. Drennan is ranked first in the NESCAC for kills per set, now with a 4.68 average, and is second in hitting efficiency at .325. She is ranked third nationally in kills, the third straight year the honorable-mention AVCA All-American has been ranked among the top-five in Division III. Healy is ranked among the top-25 nationally for assists with her 10.11 average.