The Wesleyan University volleyball team hit .290 with 55 kills to defeat Kean University 3-1, in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Division III Championships on Friday afternoon on the campus of Johnson & Wales. The Cardinals won by scores of 25-14, 25-9, 23-25, and 25-20 to reach the Regional Semifinals for the second year in a row.
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Sophomore defensive specialist Phia Bellizzi and junior outside hitter Mia Hogan of the Wesleyan University volleyball team have been named to 2018 All-NESCAC Teams, as voted on by the league coaches and announced Wednesday by the conference office. Bellizzi was named a First Team selection and Hogan garnered Second Team laurels.
For the second year in a row, the Wesleyan University volleyball team will compete at the NCAA Division III Championships as the Cardinals (17-5) earned an at-large bid to the national postseason tournament and will face Kean College (19-15) on Friday, Nov. 9 at 12:30 p.m. Johnson & Wales (Providence) will serve as the regional host.
The Wesleyan University volleyball team saw its title defense come to an end Saturday as the seconded-seeded Cardinals were upset by third-seeded Amherst College in the NESCAC Semifinals at Bowdoin, 3-0. The Mammoths (22-4) won by scores of 25-21, 25-21 and 25-22.
Mia Hogan led all players with 12 kills and Nicole Hilton added eight with a .412 hitting percentage as second-seeded Wesleyan – the defending NESCAC Champions – swept seventh-seeded Bates College in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament Friday night by scores of 25-15, 25-19 and 25-20.
For the second year in a row, the Wesleyan University volleyball team secured the No. 2 seed at the NESCAC Tournament as the Cardinals posted a 9-1 conference record during the regular season. The nine wins tie the program record that was set in 2001. Wesleyan, the defending NESCAC Champion, begins its title defense on Friday, Nov. 2 against seventh-seeded Bates (14-8, 4-6 NESCAC). The match is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. and will be played at the host institution, top-seeded Bowdoin (24-1, 10-0 NESCAC).