Volleyball has positive week, looks to continue success

RYAN MURPHY ’17
SPORTS EDITOR
The Trinity College volleyball team is now 7-8 (1-5 NESCAC) after a 2-1 week of play. On Tuesday Oct. 6, the Bantams took on Smith College at home in their annual “Dig Pink” game to raise awareness for Breast Cancer. Clad in pink jerseys, the Bantams dominated the Pioneers in 3 sets, winning every set by at least 10 points. Kate Giddens ’16 had 15 kills and Gina Buzzelli ’16 had 21 assists. The two of them surpassed 1000 kills and 1000 assists, respectively, last week. Anne Hay ’18 added 4 aces in the match.
The Bantams followed the victory with a weekend road trip to Bowdoin and Emerson. In their matchup with the NESCAC leading Polar Bears, the Bantams were the clear underdog. Despite losing in 3 sets and posting a season-low .047 hitting percentage, the Bantams fought hard and narrowly lost the second set 25-21. Grace Metry ’18 tallied 11 digs and in especially great news, Randi Whitham ’17 returned from a broken wrist to notch 7 assists and 6 digs.
The Bantams had to bounce back quickly, though, with a matchup against Emerson the following day, Oct 10.  Following back-to-back 3-setters, this one stretched all 5 sets with a 15-7 final set for the Bantams to seal the victory. Giddens led the team with 17 kills and 6 serving aces, while Metry led the team with 21 digs. In her second game back from injury, Whitham led the team with 26 assists returning to her sophomore season form.
With 7 games left in the season, the Bantams look to get back over .500 and make an end of the season push. The team travels to Connecticut College and Tufts this weekend to take on the Camels and Jumbos in a NESCAC double header.

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