Volleyball Ends Season In NESCAC Quarters

Megan Jarchow had 24 kills in the match.
Megan Jarchow had 24 kills in the match.

The Middlebury women's volleyball team saw its season come to an end with a 3-1 (21-25, 29-27, 25-21, 25-18) loss to Amherst in a NESCAC Quarterfinal match played at Williams. The Panthers finish the season with a final record of 18-7.

This was the third meeting of the season between the two teams, with Amherst taking a 3-0 decision at Middlebury on October 11th. The Panthers returned the favor at the Hall of fame Classic last weekend, emerging with a 3-2 victory.

Middlebury held Amherst to a .023 hitting percentage in the first set, taking a 1-0 lead with a 25-21 win. The second set was a marathon as the Jeff were able to hold on and tie the match at 1-1 with the 29-27 victory. Despite hitting .308 in the third set, Middlebury fell behind 2-1 as Amherst hit at over 36 percent to earn the 25-21 win.  The Jeffs sealed the match in the third set, holding the Panthers to a .022 clip in the 25-18 win.

Megan Jarchow and Amy Hart ended their careers with 24 kills apiece in the match to lead the Panther offense. Lizzy Reed earned a team-high 23 digs, followed by Jarchow with 16 and Hart, who earned 14. Hannah Blackburn dished out 55 assists in the contest, while Jarchow had three service aces.