Volleyball Cruises To Season-Opening Sweep of Southern Maine

Ashley Williams led Bowdoin with 11 kills at Colby on Friday night
Ashley Williams led Bowdoin with 11 kills at Colby on Friday night

GORHAM, Maine – The Bowdoin College volleyball team used a balanced attack to dispatch the University of Southern Maine, 3-0, in its season-opener on Wednesday evening. 

The Polar Bears (1-0) cruised to the win by set scores of 25-8, 25-13, 25-22 to take the win. USM falls to 2-2 with the setback. 

Match Highlights

  • Bowdoin lost the opening point of the match but answered with a 7-1 run to take command of the first set en route to the 25-8 win.
  • The Polar Bears trailed 6-1 in the second set, but rebounded with an 8-2 run to take the lead. Tied at 13 apiece later in the set, the Polar Bears closed the set on a 12-0 surge to clinch it.
  • The third set was the most competitive of the evening and despite Bowdoin holding a 19-11 lead, USM rallied to take the lead 21-20. Bowdoin closed it out with a 5-1 run, however, to complete the sweep.

By The Numbers

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears will return to action this weekend at the New England Invitational hosted by Brandeis and UMass-Boston. Bowdoin opens play on Friday against Gordon (5 p.m.) and Brandeis (7 p.m.) at Brandeis.