Middlebury

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL EARNS THREE WINS

October 3, 2011

            The Middlebury College women's volleyball team moved to 2-0 at home as they swept Colby-Sawyer 3-0 (11, 18, 10) in Pepin Gym on Wednesday night.

            Junior Sarah Studwell (Pittsford, N.Y.) had 12 kills to lead the offense, with seven other players earning kills on the night. Junior Caitlin Barrett (Medfield, Mass.) ended the match with 11 digs, while junior Julia Gibbs (Houston, Texas) had three service aces and 26 assists in the contest.

            Middlebury won its only home NESCAC match of the season on Friday, as the Panthers topped Amherst 3-0 (19, 18, 9) in Pepin Gym.

            Middlebury led for a majority of play, taking a 2-0 lead with 25-19 and 25-18 wins in the first two sets. The Panthers ran away with the third set, leading 16-6 before emerging with the 25-9 clincher.

            Sophomore Megan Jarchow (Cos Cob, Conn.) led the Middlebury offense with 11 kills, followed by Studwell with eight and sophomore Amy Hart (Kenilworth, Ill.) with six. Barrett finished the match with 20 digs, followed by Studwell with 10 and Gibbs with 30 assists. Middlebury ended the night with 20 block assists, led by senior Elissa Goeke (Chevy Chase, Md.) with seven and Gibbs with five. NESCAC player of the year Jane Handel (Evanston, Ill.) saw her first action of the season after entering her senior year with an injury.

            The Middlebury women's volleyball team won its fourth straight match with a 3-2 (21-25, 24-26, 25-15, 25-21, 15-10) come-from-behind win over Keene State Saturday in Pepin Gym.

            Hart led the team on Saturday, earning 15 kills, 17 digs and two service aces. Goeke added 13 kills and six blocks, while Studwell earned 11 kills. Handel saw more action on Saturday, earning nine kills, while Gibbs had 56 assists and 16 digs in the win.
• Women’s volleyball record: 9-4                                                               
• Up next: 10/7 vs. Conn. @ Tufts, 10/8 @ Tufts