The volleyball team took home three wins in the opening matches of NESCAC play last weekend. Victories against Bates, Roger Williams and Colby bring the Polar Bears' winning streak to six and improve the team's overall season record to 7-1.

It all began last Friday when Bowdoin defeated Colby 3-1 at home, with scores of 25-16, 16-25, 25-14 and 25-17.

The Polar Bears have not lost to the Mules since 2005—a course of 12 games.

Kristin Hanczor '12 continued her dominance on the court, earning 13 kills and four blocks while Tory Edelman '13 notched 11 kills and no errors over the course of the game, ending the match with a .579 percentage. Sophia Cornew '14 had 33 assists and 20 digs for the team. The Polar Bears collectively had 10 aces during the match.

The team continued its home stand on Saturday with a hard-fought 3-1 win, with scores of 25-23, 23-25, 25-16 and 25-18 over regionally-ranked Roger Williams.

The match extended Bowdoin's home winning streak to 25, as the team has not lost a match in Morrell Gymnasium since October 2007. The 12th ranked Hawks fell to 9-3 on the year.

Edelman said she looked forward to the team's prospects for the season, citing strong senior leadership.

"I think that this is our year, and I'm confident that we're going to go far," Edelman said.

Bowdoin continued its weekend utilizing a balanced attack against Roger Williams, with five players earning double-digit kills.

Edelman led the way with 14 kills for the match in addition to four block assists. Hillary Cederna '13 notched 10 kills and 17 digs while Melissa Haskell '13 racked up 10 kills and 14 digs. Hanczor had 10 kills and three blocks. Cornew once again led the team in assists with 50.

The weekend culminated with a 3-0 shutout win at Bates on Sunday. The Polar Bears have now won 13 of the last 14 meetings against the Bobcats, who now have a record of 0-8.

Edelman led the team again with nine kills, while Hanczor racked up eight. Both Haskell and Emese Gaal '15 earned seven kills apiece. Cornew led the team with 30 assists, as well as four kills and zero attack errors.

"I thought we did really well," Edelman said. "It was a great opportunity to push ourselves and hone our skills, even when our opponents were not pushing back at us all that much."

The team will take the court today at home against Colby-Sawyer College to begin the Midcoast Classic.

It will then play a pair of matches tomorrow against Bates and Rivier College.