BEVERLY, Mass – The Bowdoin women's volleyball team swept its second day of competition at the Endicott College Invitational Saturday afternoon.
The Polar Bears improved to 3-1 on the season after rallying past regional rival UMass-Boston, 3-2 (25-23, 14-25, 13-25, 25-20, 16-14) in the opening match before sweeping host Endicott, 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-22). Sophia Cornew collected All-Tournament honors for her two-day performance.
In their opening match, Bowdoin won the opening set and then dropped the next two to fall behind the Beacons. The Polar Bears controlled the fourth- using a 4-1 run to seal the set - before falling into a 9-3 hole in the decisive fifth. Bowdoin closed the gap to 13-10, before UMass Boston pushed it to the brink in taking a 14-10 lead. Bowdoin fended off four match points and went on a 6-0 run to take the improbable win.
Christy Jewett supplied the Polar Bears with 17 kills and four blocks, while Sophia Cornew led Bowdoin with 32 assists and 13 digs. Emese Gaal had 10 kills and eight digs for Bowdoin in the win.
Facing the tournament's host, Endicott, Cornew racked up 31 assists with five digs as the Polar Bears blanked the Gulls, 3-0. Clare Geyer tallied a match-high 10 kills and .588 hitting percentage in Bowdoin's second match of the day.
Bowdoin looks to stay in the win column at the University of New England on September 10, beginning at 6:30 p.m.