Volleyball falls to Amherst, 3-2

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SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Skidmore College volleyball team suffered a five-set loss to Amherst, 3-2, in Tuesday night's matchup at the Williamson Sports Center.

The Thoroughbreds won the first set 25-18, dropped the second 23-25 and won the third 25-23 before falling in the final two sets, 14-25 and 6-15. They are now 9-4, while the Lord Jeffs improve to 9-2.

Skidmore was led by double-doubles from Kelley Vershbow '12 and Mallory Mendelsohn '13. Vershbow finished with 19 kills and 15 digs and Mendelsohn had 52 assists and 13 digs. Corinne Palmer '14 had 13 kills and three total blocks, while Olivia Glassman '15 tallied 13 kills and Sam Friedman '13 recorded 16 digs.

For the Lord Jeffs, KC Kanoff finished with a double-double with 15 digs and 14 kills. Cristy Meier tallied 18 kills, Callie Nelson recorded 45 assists and Kristin Keeno had a match-high 20 digs. Also for Amherst, Devin Pence had 13 digs and three service aces, Abigail Hunter recorded nine total blocks and Lauren Antion finished with eight.

The Thoroughbreds travel to Potsdam on Friday for a pair of Liberty League matches against Vassar and Clarkson.


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