BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's volleyball team took a pair of important conference wins on Saturday.
The Polar Bears opened the day with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-12, 25-19) win at Bates before returning to Brunswick for a dramatic 3-2 (25-18, 25-18, 20-25, 19-25, 15-13) win over Tufts. The Polar Bears improve to 15-2 (6-1 NESCAC) with the wins.
Against Bates, Tory Edelman had nine kills with only one attack error, and Sophia Cornew added six kills, 23 assists and 15 digs. Bowdoin also received five kills from Emese Gaal and 14 digs from Taylor Vail.
In the thrilling win over Tufts, Bowdoin was led by 12 kills from Melissa Haskell, who also added 23 digs. Christy Jewett had 10 kills and nine blocks while Ellie Brennan pitched in 10 kills and seven blocks. Tory Edelman also saw double-digits while 10 kills while Sophia Cornew added 46 assists.
Bowdoin handily took the first two sets before Tufts grabbed the next two to send the contest to a decisive fifth set. The teams tied at 10-10 and 13-13 before Emese Gaal played a nifty touch down the left sideline to give Bowdoin a 14-13 edge. Edelman sealed the win with a decisive kill for the clinching point.
The Polar Bears will play next at Maine Maritime on Tuesday.