Volleyball Ends Season In NESCAC Quarters

November 8, 2013

The Middlebury women’s volleyball team saw its season come to an end with a 3-1 (21-25, 29-27, 25-21, 25-18),  loss to Amherst in a NESCAC Quarterfinal match played at Williams. The Panthers finish the season with a final record of 18-7.

This was the third meeting of the season between the two teams, with Amherst taking a 3-0 decision at Middlebury on October 11th. The Panthers returned the favor at the Hall of fame Classic last weekend, emerging with a 3-2 victory.

Middlebury held Amherst to a .023 hitting percentage in the first set, taking a 1-0 lead with a 25-21 win. The second set was a marathon as the Jeff were able to hold on and tie the match at 1-1 with the 29-27 victory. Despite hitting .308 in the third set, Middlebury fell behind 2-1 as Amherst hit at over 36 percent to earn the 25-21 win.  The Jeffs sealed the match in the third set, holding the Panthers to a .022 clip in the 25-18 win.

Megan Jarchow and Amy Hart ended their careers with 24 kills apiece in the match to lead the Panther offense. Lizzy Reed earned a team-high 23 digs, followed by Jarchow with 16 and Hart, who earned 14. Hannah Blackburn dished out 55 assists in the contest, while Jarchow had three service aces.