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2015 Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball News

  • Women's Volleyball Ends Season With a 3-0 Loss to Amherst
    October 31, 2015
    Amherst College Women’s Volleyball defeats Wesleyan University 3-0 (25-9, 25-20, 25-12) in NESCAC women’s volleyball action Sat. Oct. 31 in Silloway Gym. The win improves the Lord Jeffs’ overall record to 21-3 and 8-2 in the NESCAC, while the loss drops the Cardinals to 5-15, and 1-9. Wesleyan will miss the NESCAC Tournament, and Amherst will finish as the #2 seed with their 8-2 conference record.
  • Williams Sweeps Women's Volleyball 3-0
    October 30, 2015
    Senior outside hitter Catherine Egan’s 13 kills leads the Williams College Women’s Volleyball team over Wesleyan University 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-20) at Silloway Gym on Oct. 30. The win improves the Ephs overall record to 15-9 and 7-2 in the NESCAC, while the loss drops the Cardinals to 5-14, and 1-8 in conference play.
  • Women's Volleyball Goes 1-2 In Three Weekend Matches
    October 24, 2015
    2-3 L to Brandeis 10/23 3-0 W to Vassar at Hall of Fame Classic 0-3 L to Springfield at Hall of Fame Classic
  • Women's Volleyball Drops Non-Conference Matchup With Westfield State On Road
    October 22, 2015
    Wesleyan University Women’s Volleyball fell to Westfield State University 3-0 (25-14, 25-21, 25-19) on Thursday, Oct. 22 in a non-conference matchup. Westfield improves to 11-12 with the win and the Cardinals stand at 4-11 and 1-7 in the NESCAC.
  • Women's Volleyball Falls to Bowdoin 3-0 On Road
    October 10, 2015
    Wesleyan women’s volleyball fell to Bowdoin College 3-0 (16-25, 15-25, 13-25) on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 10 in Brunswick, ME. The loss drops the Cardinals to 4-8 overall and 1-5 in the NESCAC, while Bowdoin completes a perfect home schedule and moves to 12-3 overall and 6-0 in the conference play.
  • Women's Volleyball Drops NESCAC Match to Middlebury 3-0
    October 03, 2015
    Sophomore Becca Raffel had a match-high 19 kills to lead the visiting Middlebury College women’s volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-18) win in a NESCAC matchup at Wesleyan University Saturday afternoon. The win was the eighth straight for Middlebury, and lifted the Panthers to 11-2 overall and 3-1 in NESCAC play. Wesleyan fell to 4-7, 1-4.
  • Women's Volleyball Falls 3-2 to Hamilton in NESCAC Action
    October 02, 2015
    Sophomore Erin Donahue's (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) 16 kills, and six digs leads the Hamilton College Women's Volleyball team back from a two set deficit to defeat Wesleyan University, 3-2, in NESCAC action Friday evening at Silloway Gymnasium. With the win, the Continentals earn their first NESCAC victory, and improve to 3-9, and 1-2 in conference play this season. The Cardinals drop to 4-6 overall and 1-3 in the NESCAC.
  • Consistent Hitting and Strong Defense Give Volleyball NESCAC Win over Trinity, 3-0, But Next Match Goes to CGA, 3-1
    September 25, 2015
    Using a balanced attack behind the setting of Heidi Westerman '17, who had 27 assists, homestanding Wesleyan posted a 3-0 conference win over Trinity Fri., Sept. 25.
  • Cardinals and Colonials Match up in Another Epic Battle as Wes Falls in 42nd Meeting, 3-2
    September 24, 2015
    Matching up for the 42nd time in the series history, second most for the Cardinals against a non-conference rival, Wesleyan and Western Conn. battled Thurs., Sept. 24 with the host Colonials coming up with a 3-2 victory. The Cardinals staged two strong comebacks in two of the first four sets with the second resulting in a dramatic 27-25 win to even the match at 2-2. But the Colonials took complete control of the fifth and deciding set early on and rolled to a 15-5 win to secure the match.
  • Rachel Savage '17 Collects 31 Digs, Heidi Westerman '17 Tosses up 40 Assists as Women's V-ball Downs ECSU But Comes up Short in NESCAC Maine Weekend
    September 17, 2015
    Libero Rachel Savage '17 racked up 31 digs and setter Heidi Westerman '17 tossed up 40 set assists to pace Wesleyan (3-1) to a 3-1 home victory over in-state rival Eastern Connecticut (3-6) Thurs., Sept. 17. Eastern still leads the overall series by a 23-14 count but the Cardinals have captured six of the last 10 encounters.
  • Women's Volleyball Gets Strong All-Around Play from Madeleine Lundberg '19 & Rachel Savage '17 Among Others in Tri-Match Split
    September 12, 2015
    Wesleyan recovered from a 25-20 loss in the opening set to Worcester St. by capturing the next three by comfortable margins, 25-16, 25-16 and 25-15 for a first-match win during a tri-match arrangement Sat., Sept, 12. Leading the Cardinals in kills with 14 was Sarah Swenson '18 while Madeleine Lundberg '19 (#5 in photo)was right behind with 13. Caroline Diemer '18 chipped in with eight. Setting up 40 points with her assists was setter Heidi Westerman '17. On defense for Wesleyan, which collected 73 digs in the match, libero Rachel Savage '17 (#11 in photo) logged match-high 21 digs. Abby Southam '16 had 15 with Lundberg and Westerman both adding 12.
  • Women's Volleyball Hits .333 in Downing St. Joseph (CT), 3-0, to Give New Head Coach Ben Somera an Arrival Present
    September 10, 2015
    Collecting 35 kills with just seven attack errors, the Cardinals hit a solid .333 in defeating St. Joseph (CT), 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-21), Thurs., Sept. 10, in the season opener. It was the first match for new head coach Ben Somera, who called it a "good win. The girls did a really nice job of serving and running balls down. Overall, I think we did a nice job."
  • Cardinals Relying on Mix of Veterans and Newcomers to Keep the Team a Winner in 2015
    August 14, 2015
    Returning the bulk of its kills from a 13-10 campaign in 2014, Wesleyan volleyball is in good shape in the attack area with five strong veteran hitters, but the Cardinals must find a replacement for four-year starting setter Claire Larson '15 to set up the attack. Wesleyan also returns two-year starting libero Rachel Savage '17, who led the squad in digs with 4.3 per set a year ago, as well as top blocked Naja Lewis '17, who averaged nearly a block a set in 2014. Wesleyan will be under new leadership in 2015 as Ben Somera, who posted a 75-21 record in three seasons at New England Division III powerhouse Roger Williams from 2012-14, takes over control of the team after the retirement of 30-year head coach Gale Lackey.