BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's volleyball team held off Amherst 3-1 before a raucous crowd at Morrell Gymasium on Friday evening.
The 25th-ranked Polar Bears (6-0, 1-0 NESCAC), the lone New England team ranked in the AVCA Division III poll, won by game scores of 25-11, 25-18, 18-25, 25-21 and remain perfect on the season with the win. Amherst (3-1, 0-1 NESCAC) falls for the first time this season.
Bowdoin eased to wins in the first two sets before the Jeffs rebounded to take a 7-1 lead out of the gate en route to a third set win. The teams traded blows in the fourth and played to a 21-21 tie late in the frame before Bowdoin rolled off the match's final four points to clinch the victory.
First-year Christy Jewett was outstanding for Bowdoin, notching 14 kills and six blocks in the win. Melissa Haskell had 16 kills for the Polar Bears and 10 digs while Sophia Cornew dished out 38 assists and had 15 digs. Tory Edelman helped the Bowdoin cause with four aces on the night.
Amherst was paced by 13 kills from Lizzie Ahern, who also added six digs. Kristin Keeno had a match-high 24 digs while Nicole Carter added 32 assists in the losing effort.
On Saturday, Bowdoin will play Trinity at 2:00 p.m. in Brunswick while Amherst will travel to Tufts for a noon match.