Middlebury moved to 4-0 in NESCAC play as the Panthers earned a 3-1 (25-19, 25-22, 21-25, 25-15) victory over Bowdoin (12-6, 5-1) in women's volleyball action on Friday night in Pepin Gym. Middlebury moves to 12-3 overall and returns to action on Saturday when they host Tufts at 1:30. Bowdoin will take on Amherst at 11:00 a.m. in the early match.
Jane Handel led the Middlebury offense with 11 kills in the match, while Elissa Goeke (9), Megan Jarchow (9) and Julia Gibbs (8) rounded out the balanced attack. Laurent Barrett earned 31 digs, followed by Caroline Cordle with 20 and Handel with 15. Goeke added six blocks, while Barrett had 36 assists.
Hillary Cederna led Bowdoin with 12 kills in the match, followed by Ellie Brennan with 10 and Stephanie Bond with 31 assists. Taylor Vail earned 16 digs, while Brennan and Stephanie Drumright each had four blocks.