V-ball 1-2 last week, beats Regis
Maggie Taylor â€™13 spikes a ball in Colbyâ€™s home win over Regis.
The Colby College volleyball team hosted their final home game of the season on Saturday, a 3-0 win over Regis College.
The team also saw action during the week, losing in straight sets to both Bates College on Tuesday and the University of New England (UNE) on Thursday.
Tuesday was a continuation of a tough season for the Mules against New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) opponents. The Bobcats jumped to an early lead, winning the first set 25-13. However, Colby nearly managed a comeback in the third set, losing only 25-23.
Maggie Taylor ’13 had an excellent game for Colby, turning in 18 digs, five kills and three aces. Caitlin Burchill ’12 contributed a team-leading seven kills along with a pair of aces, while Kate Pleasants ’14 finished with 17 assists and three aces. Defensively, senior captain Claire Reich led the way with 20 digs.
Thursday proved no easier for the struggling Mules as they travelled to UNE only to fall in straight sets.
The Mules lost 25-23 to the Nor’easters in the first frame, before falling 25-12 and 25-9 in the final sets. Heather Arvidson ’11 led the team offensively with seven kills, while Pleasants added another 13 assists to her stat sheet. Reich and Burchill were the defensive lynchpins, with Reich recording nine digs and Burchill eight.
After two disappointing midweek performances, Colby was in great form for their last home game of the season against Regis, winning 25-23, 25-16, 25-20.
For seniors Arvidson, Reich and Hannah Bowman, their last game in the Wadsworth Gymnasium proved to be a high point.
Arvidson once again played the role of offensive leader, racking up a team-leading nine kills, while Bowman contributed 12 digs and Reich added another eight. The rest of the team seemed equally set on giving their seniors a fond farewell. Lily Kramlich-Taylor ’14, Burchill and Taylor contributed seven kills each. Mackie Sewall ’12 added five kills.
Pleasants racked up another 25 assists in the win. She is currently tenth in assists per game in the NESCAC and leads all first-years in total assists.
Next weekend, Colby will travel to Hartford, Conn. to face Trinity College, Wesleyan University and Connecticut College in their final NESCAC tournament of the season.
The Mules are still looking for their first conference win and hope to end the season on a positive note.