Volleyball Sets Program's Best-Ever Start With Win Over Bates

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BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College volleyball team set a new program record for best start to a season in a 3-0 non-conference win over Bates on Tuesday night.

The Polar Bears improve to 19-1 this fall, breaking the mark set by the 2011 squad. Bates falls to 9-7 this season with the setback.

Match Highlights

  • Bowdoin took the victory by set scores of 25-20, 25-12, 27-25.
  • The Polar Bears took command late in the opening set to grab a 1-0 lead. Up 20-19, Bowdoin closed the set on a 5-1 run, sparked by a kill from setter Kate Kiser.
  • Bowdoin cruised in the second set, jumping to a 10-2 lead and leading by double digits throughout to take a 2-0 advantage.
  • The third set was easily the most competitive of the night and the Bobcats appeared poised to force a fourth, holding a 22-18 lead and serving for the set at 24-23. But Caroline Flaharty tied the score for Bowdoin and the Polar Bears took advantage of two late attack errors to clinch the win. 

By The Numbers

  • Caroline Flaharty led Bowdoin with 11 kills and 15 digs in the win while Sophia Pahl pitched in nine kills and eight digs along with two service aces.
  • Kate Kiser posted 32 assists while Lisa Sheldon earned 23 digs for the Polar Bears. Cori Gray had three blocks.
  • Taylor Stafford-Smith led the Bobcats with nine kills and 18 digs while Delaney Mayfield pitched in seven kills.
  • Gabi Eustache totaled 14 digs for Bates while Megan Seabury had 13.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin heads to Massachusetts this weekend for the Hall of Fame Invitational, where they will open against Bridgewater State at Smith College on Friday at 7:00 p.m.