Volleyball wins four in a row in an impressive week

The Colby volleyball team started off a successful week with a win against Husson University on Tuesday, October 20. The Mules won in impressive fashion, winning the sets 25-9, 25-9, and 25-15. Elizabeth Noyes ’17 had a team leading nine kills  and finished with a hitting percentage of .500. Setter Molly Manuel ’19 led Colby in assists, accumulating 13 throughout the course of the match while also tallying seven defensive digs. Natalie Roy ’16 led the Mules in digs with 15, and Paige Hanssen ’19 had three service aces. Colby hit very well as a team with a .338 hitting percentage for the match, and the Mules never hit below .300 as a team in any of their three sets.

Colby took the momentum from Tuesday into their matchup against Gordon College on Friday night. After dropping the first set 19-25, the Mules went on to win three straight sets to earn an impressive non-conference road victory. Kim Donaldson ’16 led the team in kills with 14, and also had three blocks. Hanssen followed up her impressive performance earlier in the week and led the team with seven service aces. Sarah Arvidson ’16 accumulated 16 digs for the Mules and setters Manuel and Emily Moslener ’18 finished with 18 and 15 assists, respectively. The Mules improved to 11-10 for the season and looked to continue their winning streak into the weekend with matches against Endicott College and Western New England University.

The Mules added to their winning streak with a 3-1 win over Western New England to start the weekend off. Donaldson had a great game, tallying eight blocks, eight kills, and two aces while Hanssen had seven kills, five aces, six digs, and two blocks. The setter tandem of Moslener and Manuel finished with 31 assists between the two of them as the Mules looked on to their match later in the day with 13th ranked Endicott College.

Colby went on to top off their impressive week with a huge win over Endicott later that day. Donaldson, Arvidson, and Karolina Serhan ’17 had 14, 13, and 13 blocks respectively. Arvidson also finished with 20 defensive digs. The Mules showed grit in the match after losing the fourth set, but they rallied in the fifth set and finished strong winning 15-9 to secure one of their most impressive wins of the season. The Mules look to keep their winning streak alive as they take on Bowdoin on Friday at 7 p.m.

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