NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College volleyball team posted a 3-0 shutout victory against Colby College in its home opener Friday night. The set scores were 25-21, 25-23 and 25-15 in favor of the Camels. Connecticut College improved to 5-1 (1-0 NESCAC) with the win while the Mules fell to 0-6 (0-1 NESCAC) in the setback.
Sophomore outside hitter Jenny Kellogg (Los Altos, Calif.) buried a match-best 10 kills to go with nine digs, four assists and three aces to lead the Camels in the win. Junior right side Sam Hunter (Palos Verdes, Calif.) contributed with 13 digs and eight kills for the winning side. Katia Elisman (Lake Forest, Ill.) dished out 26 assists while adding seven digs for the hosts.
Senior co-captains Ella Johnson (Seal Beach, Calif.) and Alex McDevitt (Medfield, Mass.) both had six kills in the triumph. Johnson had one dig while McDevitt finished with seven. Junior libero Caroline Branigan (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) registered nine digs in the win.
Colby College sophomore Paige Hanssen (Earlyville, Va.) finished with seven kills and seven digs in the loss. Senior Karolina Serhan (Needham, Mass.) finished with 12 digs and four kills. Senior Elizabeth Noyes (Nashua, N.H.) posted 14 digs while adding five kills for Colby.
Emily Moslener (Leonardtown, Md.) dished out eight assists for the visitors.
Friday night was Green Dot Night at Connecticut College. Alex McDevitt coordinated the event with the college.
Green Dot is a national violence prevention program, implemented by the College in 2010 that trains students, faculty and staff in bystander intervention to help prevent sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. A "Green Dot" is defined as any behavior, choice, word, or attitude that counters or displaces a "red dot" of violence, promoting safety for everyone and communicating utter intolerance for sexual violence, interpersonal violence and stalking.
Green Dot encourages bystanders (everyone will be one at some point) to make a choice and then take action by doing something to prevent violence from happening in our community. Built on the idea that in order to measurably reduce the instances of power-based personal violence there must be a culture shift, Green Dot capitalizes on peer and cultural influence to encourage change in behaviors from those that sustain violence in our community.
The Camels will host Bates College tomorrow afternoon for a 2:00 p.m. NESCAC match in New London.