Volleyball Splits on Day Two of the New England Invitational

Allison Williams led Bowdoin in kills in both matches Saturday at the New England Invite
Allison Williams led Bowdoin in kills in both matches Saturday at the New England Invite

MEDFORD, Mass. - The Bowdoin College women's volleyball team split a pair of non-region games on day two of the New England Invitational at Tufts on Saturday.

The Polar Bears cruised to a 3-0 win over Marymount (Va.) before dropping to Minnesota-Morris in a five-setter, 3-2. Bowdoin stands at 3-1 so far this season.

Marymount Highlights

  • Bowdoin was in control from the get-go, taking the win by set scores of 25-15, 25-11, 25-21.
  • The Polar Bears used a balanced attack, led by eight kills from Ashley Williams.
  • Bowdoin got 21 digs from Lisa Sheldon and four blocks from Sydney Salle to pace the defense.
  • Kate Kiser dished out 32 assists in the victory.

Minnesota-Morris Highlights

  • The Cougars rallied late to stun the Polar Bears in a comeback victory by scores of 23-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-23, 20-18.
  • Kate Kiser finished two assists shy of the single-match school record with 61 assists in the marathon match.
  • Williams led Bowdoin with 19 kills while Salle had 15 and Michelle Albright 12.
  • Sheldon earned 31 digs while Megan Birnbaum had six aces in the setback.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears will open NESCAC play on Friday as they host Colby at 7:00 p.m. in Morrell Gymnasium.