Volleyball Earns Big Win Over Trinity, 3-1

Contact: Ben Badua


AMHERST, Mass. - Lizzie Ahern '16 hit .441 with a match-high 18 kills to lead the Amherst women's volleyball team to a 3-1 (25-21, 16-25, 25-22, 25-18) win over Trinity.

With the victory, Amherst avoided its first-ever 0-3 start in conference play, moving to 5-2 overall and 1-2 in league action. Trinity, which swept its season series with the Jeffs a year ago, dropped its third-consecutive match to fall to 5-3 (1-2 NESCAC).

Opening the match with a .290 attack rate, Amherst secured a 25-21 first set win, but the Bantams answered by registering 11 kills and just one error on 29 attempts (.345) in a 25-16 victory the following frame. Rebounding with a hard-fought 25-22 triumph in the third, the Jeffs closed things out by hitting .455 in a 25-18 fourth set win.

Lauren Antion ’14 had 11 kills, four digs and three blocks, while Emily Waterhouse ’13 and Abigail Hunter ’13 combined for nine kills, 11 digs and five blocks. Nicole Carter ’16 dished out a match-high 35 assists, while Kristin Keeno ’13 had a team-best 12 digs.

Hannah Brinkley ’13 and Danielle Isaman ’13 led the Bantam attack, tallying 11 and 10 kills, respectively, while Amy Hackett ’14 had 18 assists. Kate Giddens ’16 chipped in with 10 digs.

Amherst returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 22 against Skidmore.