Connecticut College 3, Wheaton College 1 Hunter Explodes with 16 Kills & 15 Digs, Hits .500 for Camels

Connecticut College 3, Wheaton College 1 Hunter Explodes with 16 Kills & 15 Digs, Hits .500 for Camels
MIDDLETOWN, Conn.--The Connecticut College volleyball team improved its record to 11-9 with a 3-1 (28-30, 25-10, 25-15, 25-20) victory against Wheaton College in a non-conference match played at Wesleyan University this afternoon. 

The Camels have two NESCAC matches remaining. They visit Bowdoin Friday night before they close out the regular season at Tufts next Saturday.  On Friday, November 4, the Camels will play in a NESCAC Quarterfinal contest at Tufts. It will be the 12th consecutive appearance in the conference championship for the Camels, who have qualified in each season since 2005. Today's photo is of Connecticut College's 2012 Team that posted 25 wins and advanced into the second round of the NCAA Championship

In Saturday's triumph against the Lyons, junior Sam Hunter (Palos Verdes, Calif.) exploded with 16 kills and 15 digs en route to her sixth double-double of the season. Hunter posted an impressive .500 hitting percentage for the Camels, adding one ace for the victors. Junior Belinda Mullally (Garden Grove, Calif.) chipped in with a double-double of her own, hitting at a torrid. .529 clip with 10 kills and 16 digs. 

Sophomore Jenny Kellogg (Los Altos, Calif.) contributed with 12 kills and eight digs for the winning side. Senior Ella Johnson (Seal Beach, Calif.) tallied eight kills with three digs and four aces, hitting .429 in the victory.  Sophomore Quinlan Low (San Francisco, Calif.) posted 15 digs in the win, adding five assists for the Camels.

Sophomore Maddie Rust (Austin, Texas) contributed with seven kills and one dig in the victory. First year setter Grace McGee (Portland, Ore.) dished out 34 assists while adding a pair of kills, two digs and two aces for the Camels. Junior setter Katia Elisman (Lake Forest, Ill.) doled out 14 assists and had five digs and three kills in two sets of action today. 

Wheaton College sophomore Claire Cansler (Newhall, Calif.) concluded the match with a team best .333 attacking percentage after knocking down 12 kills and making just two errors. Rookie outside hitter Nikita Selivan (Lexington, Mass.) ended her day with eight kills for the Lyons (10-17), while sophomore Catherine MacGregor (North Andover, Mass.) had six and Allison Cox (Torrance, Calif.) five. First year setter Becca Houghton (Emmaus, Pa.) dished out a team-high 21 assists, while Stephanie Martin (Centerville, Mass.) and MacGregor each came up with 19 digs. Cansler also finished with a team-high three blocks.