Clark Drops 3-0 Decision To Connecticut College
Worcester, Mass. – Visiting Connecticut College, ranked fourth in the most recent New England Women's Volleyball Association regional poll, won for the seventh time in the last eight matches with a 3-0 win over Clark University in non-league volleyball action on Wednesday evening.
The Camels improve to 12-2 with the 25-17, 25-12, 25-16 win, while the Cougars dip to 6-10.
Katie Ketcham (San Francisco, Calif.) led the way for the visitors totaling 33 assists and five digs. Anelise Hohl (Atherton, Calif.) had an excellent hitting night for the Camels, collecting 11 kills on .588 hitting. Not to be outdone, Melissa Hohl (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.) chipped in with eight kills of her own on .667 hitting.
As a team, the Camels recorded 11 service aces and hit .276.
Connecticut College raced out to a 12-3 lead in the first set before Clark mounted a comeback, cutting the lead down to 16-8. The lead ballooned up to 19-9 when the Cougars closed the gap to 19-14 following a pair of blocks by Anne Read (Arundel, Maine) and a Camels' hitting error. Undeterred, the visitors scored six of the next nine points to take the set.
The second set saw much more of the same with Connecticut College jumping out to early leads of 7-0 and 12-4. Clark battled back, trimming the score down to 20-10, but the Camels went on a 7-2 run to close out the set.
In the final set, Connecticut College again took the lead and never looked back, posting advantages of 4-1 and 10-5 before Clark tightened the gap at 16-10. The Cougars got as close as 22-14 as the set wound down, but the Camels prevailed with a 25-16 decision.
Clark was paced by Mel Conde (Union City, Calif.), who had a team best seven kills, while Rachel Spera (North Hollywood, Calif.) handed out 16 assists and Katie Freaney (Old Lyme, Conn.) chipped in with 14 digs.
The Camels will return to action on Friday with a NESCAC contest against at Trinity, while the Cougars are off until Tuesday when they host the region's top team in Wellesley College.