After our double-gap ride over to Norwich on a beautiful, yet somewhat crisp September afternoon, the team put together three solid games to put Norwich away in convincing manner. We had a lot of very solid contributions on the night, despite being somewhat inconsistent overall with our ball control. Stud paced our offense with 11 kills, followed by MJ with 7, and Jane with 6. (I should mention that Jane was last weeks NESCAC Co-Player of the Week. Yeah Jane!! That's quite a way to start off the season. Nice job!)
Maddie, Whit and Elissa each played two games with both Maddie and Whit having 4 kills apiece. Lauren ran the offense for two games before turning it over to her freshman counterpart, as Courtney had her college debut setting the 3rd game. I looked out at one point and commented to Brian that everyone on the court was either a freshmen or a sophomore, and we were very composed, which was great to see. Caitlin anchored our defense as usual, and led the team in digs with 14, and no receiving errors on 12 attempts. Caroline Cordle and Meg Anderson had a strong nights defensively with 5 digs each, and no receiving errors between them.
We have our opening HOME match, and also our first Conference Match of the season on Friday night, when we'll be taking on Amherst. It seems early to be starting Conference play, but since Amherst is our travel partner this year, it'll be nice to play them early. They are returning 12 players from last year's squad, as we returned 10, so it looks like it could be an early rematch from last year's somewhat epic battles. Should be FUN!!