Lord Jeffs Rout Johnson & Wales 3-0 to Improve to 5-1

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Senior Jackie Berkley had nine kills
on just 13 total attacks.

From a Johnson & Wales release

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Amherst College volleyball team routed Johnson & Wales 3-0 this evening in a non-conference contest at the Harborside RAC on Tuesday evening. Amherst took the first set by a score of 25-22, won set two with a score of 25-16 and wrapped up the win with a 25-16 victory in the third and final frame.

Amherst was led by junior Cristy Meier (San Anselmo, CA) with 11 kills and two digs, while sophomore Callie Neilson (Escondido, CA) recorded 29 set assists and 10 digs for the Lord Jeffs.  Katherine Kanoff (Pacific Palisades, CA) had eight kills and two digs in the victory for Amherst. Senior middle hitter Jackie Berkley (Fullerton, CA) was impressive with nine kills in just 13 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .692.

Senior Catherine Bravo (Toa Baja, P.R.) paced the Wildcats with a triple double, recording 10 kills, 11 assists and 17 digs while sophomore Michelle Johnson (North Kingstown, R.I.) had 11 digs and six kills for the Wildcats. Ashley Rey (Miami, FA) added 16 assists and two digs in the loss for the Wildcats.

With the loss, JWU falls to 5-5 while Amherst improves to 5-1 for the season. The Lord Jeffs will return to action this weekend by hosting its annual home tournament. Amherst will take on both Brandeis and Westfield State on Friday night, before wrapping up play on Saturday against Coast Guard. NESCAC rival Middlebury will also be on campus for the two day event.