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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 1, 2008
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Jenny Lawrence went over 4,000 career assists as the Colby College volleyball team finished the season with a 3-1 win over Hamilton College and a 3-1 loss to Middlebury College in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Saturday at Wadsworth Gymnasium.
Lawrence, the career assist and service ace leader at Colby, went over 4,000 assists during the final match in a 25-12, 25-13, 27-29, 25-20 setback to Middlebury. She finished her career with 4,024 assists after piling up 36 against Middlebury to go along with 19 digs and three aces. Lawrence also had 41 assists, 15 digs, and three aces in a 25-27, 25-19, 25-12, 25-15 victory over Hamilton.
Colby (12-15 overall), Bates College, and Trinity College all finished with 2-8 conference records in the fight for the eighth and final playoff spot for the NESCAC Championships. The tie-breaker came down to best record in sets among the three teams in competition against each other. Bates had a 4-3 record to earn the eighth seed in the playoffs, Colby went 4-4, and Trinity was 3-4.
Meredith Lawler also finished out her career along with fellow senior Carlie Minichino. Lawler had 19 kills and three aces in the win against Hamilton and totaled 15 kills against Middlebury. She finished her Colby career with 1,135 kills.
Andrea Rosengarten added 13 kills and 16 digs in the win against Hamilton, while Heather Arvidson and Megan Conroy both served three aces. Arvidson also had 13 kills against Middlebury, Rosengarten finished with 17 digs, and Caitlin Burchill had 10 kills and two aces.