Volleyball Sweeps JWU, Keene State

WarshawContact: Ben Badua

BOX SCORE vs. Johnson & Wales

BOX SCORE vs. Keene State

*Box Scores will be posted when available

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Amherst women’s volleyball team extended its win streak to four matches thanks to a pair of victories over Johnson & Wales and Keene State at the JWU Invitational.

Running their overall record to 6-3 and their weekend mark to 4-0, Amherst disposed of the hosts, 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-15), in the opener before downing the Owls, 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-22), in the afternoon session.

Turning in another big day, Nicole Carter ’16 had 40 assists and 18 digs, while Nicole Gould ’17 had 19 kills. Katie Warshaw ’16 chipped in with 30 digs in two matches.

The Jeffs return to action on Friday, Sept. 20, when they open their home and conference schedule at LeFrak Gymnasium against Bowdoin.

Amherst 3, Johnson & Wales 0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-15)
Jumping out to an early lead, Amherst took the first set against Johnson & Wales by a score of 25-16. Carrying the momentum into the second, the Jeffs cruised to a 25-13 triumph before closing out the sweep with a 25-15 win in the final frame.

Directing the Purple & White offense, Carter had 11 assists and 11 digs, while Gould paced the team with nine kills. Samantha Newby ’16 continued her strong play in the Invitational with six kills. Maggie Danner ’17 and Lauren Antion ’15 combined for 10 spikes, while Warshaw anchored the backline with 17 digs. Kelci Keeno ’17 added 13 digs in the win.

Amherst 3, Keene State 0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-22)
Holding off Keene State for a 25-20 victory in the first set, Amherst doubled its margin with a 25-16 triumph in the second. Looking for their third-consecutive shutout during the weekend, the Jeffs narrowly took the third by a score of 25-22.

Danner led the Amherst attack with nine kills, nine digs and three service aces, while Gould added 10 kills and six digs. Antion had a solid all-around effort with six kills, three aces and three blocks, while Carter racked up 29 assists and seven digs. Warshaw was once again solid in the back, contributing 13 digs.