Quinn posted a combined 26 kills for the Jeffs over the weekend.
Jeffs Split at NESCAC Quad
October 30, 2005
MIDDLETOWN, CT - The Amherst College volleyball team secured the No.
7 seed in next weekend's NESCAC Tournament, to be hosted by top-seeded
Colby College, with a 1-1 showing at a NESCAC Quad, held at Wesleyan
University over the weekend. The Jeffs topped Wesleyan on Friday night,
23-20, 30-18, 30-11, 30-27, before falling to Connecticut College, 30-27,
32-30, 30-28, on Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore Jaclyn DeMais
(Hillsdale, NJ) and junior Kristin
Quinn (Pacific Palisades, CA) led the Jeff attack Friday night,
notching 14 and 13 kills, respectively. DeMais added nine digs, while
Quinn chipped in five blocks. Rookie setter Sara
Heller (La Canada, CA) posted 30 assists and five blocks, while
sophomore libero Julie Berkley (Fullerton, CA) contributed
six service aces and 10 digs and senior tri-captain Kate Raddock
(Stamford, CT) had 13 digs.
Quinn led the way for Amherst again
on Saturday, tallying 13 kills and posting a sparkling .590 hitting percentage,
while DeMais added 10 kills and 15 digs. Sophomore Whitney Kouvaris
(Jacksonville, FL) notched
nine kills and four digs and Heller contributed 29 assists, eight digs
and two blocks.
Five teams tied for third place in the final regular-season
conference standings with identical 6-4 records. After all tiebreakers
were exhausted and lots were drawn to determine berths, the Jeffs were
awarded the seventh seed in the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament.
They will travel to top-seeded host Colby College next weekend, where
they will square off against second-seeded Tufts University on Friday
at 6 p.m. in the first round of tournament action.
Amherst vs. Wesleyan Box Score
Amherst vs. Conn. College Box Score
2005 NESCAC VOLLEYBALL
First Round – Friday, Nov. 4 at Colby College
6 p.m. No. 7 Amherst vs.
No. 2 Tufts
6 p.m. No. 8 Wesleyan vs. No. 1 Colby
8 p.m. No. 6 Trinity vs. No. 3
8 p.m. No. 5 Conn. College vs. No. 4 Williams
Semifinal – Saturday, Nov.
5 at Colby College
1 p.m. Winner of No. 1/No. 8 vs. Winner of No. 4/No.
3:30 p.m. Winner of No. 2/No. 7 vs. Winner of No. 3/No. 6
Championship – Sunday,
Nov. 6 at Colby College
1 p.m. Semifinal Winners