WATERVILLE, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's volleyball team rolled to a 3-0 win at Colby in a New England Small College Athletic Conference match Friday evening.
The Polar Bears suffered little resistance in the 25-18, 25-19, 25-17 win that extended their current win streak to five matches and improved the team to 12-4 (3-1 NESCAC) this fall. Colby drops to 5-7 (1-2 NESCAC) and has now lost 14 consecutive matches to the Polar Bears dating back to 2005.
Bowdoin was powered by 11 kills and six blocks from Christy Jewett. Ellie Brennan had eight kills and three blocks in the win while Emese Gaal had 21 digs. Sophia Cornew had 17 assists and 10 digs for the Polar Bears.
The Polar Bears opened up a 15-7 lead in the first set and were up 24-14 when Colby ran off four straight points to cut into the margin. Jewett stopped the run with a clinching kill for Bowdoin on the final point.
Bowdoin darted out to a 6-1 lead in the second set, but Colby battled back to tie it at 10-10. Ellie Brennan had a kill on the Polar Bears' 11th point to give her team the lead for good. The Mules owned a 13-9 lead in the final set, but Bowdoin battled back to tie it at 16-16 and rolled off a nine-point run, keyed by Mackenzie Kessel serves, to seal the match.
The Polar Bears will travel to MIT Saturday for a pair of non-conference matches. Bowdoin will play Simmons at 1:00 p.m. before battling MIT at 3:00 p.m.