BOSTON, Mass. --- Colby College had its win streak snapped at five matches in a loss to Wellesley College, but the Mules started another streak with a victory over Simmons College at the MIT Invitational on Friday night.
The Mules took care of Simmons in the second match of the night in a tough 3-0 (25-21, 27-25, 30-28) battle after falling 3-1 (22-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-17) to Wellesley. Colby, which moved to 6-1 overall, and the other two teams were playing matches at Simmons. MIT is unable to use its gymnasium this weekend because of a presidential inauguration.
Colby heads to Endicott College for Saturday matches against Smith College (noon) and the host school (4 p.m.). The Mules' match with Endicott will be Webcast at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/endicott-gulls-live
Natalie Roy (10 defensive digs), Lily Kramlich-Taylor and Kim Donaldson all had nine kills in the win against Simmons. Megan Michie had one of her best matches as a Mule with seven kills and 11 digs, Kate Pleasants dished 31 assists, and Emily Varni led the way in digs with 23 and had a team-high four aces.
Roy also had 13 kills and 19 digs in the setback to Wellesley. Donaldson was second in kills (10), Pleasants finished with 36 assists, Kramlich-Taylor smacked seven kills, Maggie Taylor was second in digs (18), Anna Clifford added 16 digs, and Varni finished with 15 digs.