|Bowdoin College||Tufts University|
MEDFORD, Mass. – After falling in the first set, the Tufts women’s volleyball team came back and topped Bowdoin, 3-1, in three extremely close sets at Cousens Gym on Saturday afternoon. Tufts edged the Polar Bears 19-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-23.
With the win the Jumbos move to 9-1 overall this year, with a perfect 3-0 mark in NESCAC play. Bowdoin falls to 6-4 overall with a 0-3 record in NESCAC play this season.
Bowdoin came out in the first set and took an early lead they would never relinquish. The Polar Bears were dominant, leading by as many as eight and earning the 25-19 win to take a 1-0 lead
The Jumbos responded in the second set. With the slight 8-7 lead the Jumbos scored seven points behind the serve of freshman Kelly Klimo to take a 15-7 lead. The Polar Bears did answer, trying to make a comeback and at one point coming within three. But, the Jumbos held on to the 25-20 win to even the match at one
Bowdoin took the lead in the third set and held on to it for most of the first half. The Jumbos tied things up at 16, and then took the lead. Bowdoin would come within one, 20-19, but the Jumbos held on to the win, 25-23, taking a 2-1 lead in the match
The Jumbos were the ones to take a lead in the fourth set, and built a sizable one, leading 22-10 when the Polar Bears made a comeback. The Polar Bears scored seven points behind the serve of Michelle Albright to get within six, 22-16, before the Jumbos notched another point. The visitors would get close, but the Jumbos squeezed out a 25-23 win to take the match, 3-1
Caroline Flaharty was the offensive leader for the Polar Bears with a match-high 18 kills. Sydney Salle added eight kills and Khelsea Gordon turned in six kills
Katie Doherty was the defensive leader with 26 digs and Michelle Albright added ten and Quincy Leech notched 11. Leech took care of the setting, finishing with 31 assists.