Volleyball beats MMA, falls to Colby-Sawyer

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 16, 2010
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Clare Reich

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College co-captain Clare Reich had a collegiate-high 42 defensive digs as the Mules fought back for a 3-2 victory over Maine Maritime Academy in non-conference volleyball Saturday at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

The Mules (6-12) took a 19-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-16, 15-13 victory over the Mariners (12-9). Colby also lost 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-19) to Colby-Sawyer College, while Maine Maritime also fell to Colby-Sawyer in four games by scores of 25-27, 25-17, 25-19, 25-18.

Reich was just two digs away from tying the Colby record for a five-game match. Current assistant coach Cait Cleaver, an All-American during her playing days with the Mules, has the record with 44 digs.

Lily Kramlich-Taylor had a collegiate-high 14 kills, seven digs, and two blocks in the MMA match for Colby. Caitlin Burchill finished with 34 digs, 11 kills, and three aces for the Mules. Heather Arvidson also had 11 kills and had six blocks, Kate Pleasants had 30 digs and 23 assists, and Maggie Taylor added 20 digs, five aces, and six kills. The Mules also had eight kills and three blocks from Kate Bellerose, and six kills and four blocks by Mackie Sewell.

Chelsea Ward led Maine Maritime with 19 kills, 24 digs, and a pair of aces. Melissa Lail finished with 11 kills, 13 digs, and five blocks. The Mariners also received 32 assists from Jennifer Dixon, 27 digs by Lauren Sakahara, and six kills from Stephanie DeHaven.

In the Colby-Sawyer match, Colby had eight kills and 10 digs from Burchill. Pleasants finished with 11 digs and 17 assists, Kramlich-Taylor had five kills, Taylor finished with 14 digs and three kills, Reich had 14 digs, and Arvidson had four blocks and four kills.

Ward led the way for MMA in the Colby-Sawyer match with 19 kills and 18 digs. Dixon had 26 assists, nine digs, and seven aces. Sakahara had 22 digs and Lail had six kills and five aces.

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