For the third consecutive season, the Wesleyan volleyball team (19-3, 9-1 NESCAC) secured the No. 2 seed in the NESCAC Tournament and will play seventh-seeded Bates (16-9, 4-6 NESCAC) in a rematch of last year’s quarterfinals. The match is scheduled for Friday, November 8 at 5 p.m. Tufts earned the top seed and will host the three-day tournament with the championship scheduled for Sunday, November 10 at 12 p.m.
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The 20th-ranked Wesleyan volleyball team lost to Ithaca in five-sets on Saturday afternoon in the team’s regular-season finale. The Cardinals took a 2-0 lead in the match with wins of 25-21 and 25-22, but the Bombers responded with three-straight victories of 25-23, 25-18, and 15-10.
After dropping the first set, the 19th-ranked Wesleyan volleyball team rallied with three-straight wins to defeat Hamilton on Saturday afternoon in its final NESCAC match of the regular season, 3-1. The Cardinals won by scores of 24-26, 25-20, 25-18, 25-22.
The Wesleyan volleyball team won its third consecutive Little Three title outright as the 19th-ranked Cardinals defeated archrival Williams Friday night in Silloway Gymnasium by scores of 25-17, 25-23, 25-22.
For the second consecutive week, senior Nicole Hilton of the 24th-ranked Wesleyan volleyball team has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week for her stellar performance in wins over Trinity (3-0) and No. 14 Juniata (3-2). The weekly award is the third-straight honor for the Cardinals as Phia Bellizzi was named the co-player of the week on October 7th.
The rematch of last year’s NCAA Elite Eight matchup between Wesleyan and Juniata featured another five-set thriller, however, this time the 24th-ranked Cardinals came away victorious as they defeated the 14th-ranked Eagles at home by scores of 26-28, 25-23, 26-28, 25-20, 16-14.