The volleyball team saw its six-match win streak end last weekend when it lost 3-1 to Springfield College on Saturday. The team won both of its other two games in the Hall of Fame Tournament hosted by Amherst against Wheaton College and Wellesley College to improve its record to 19-6.

The Polar Bears coasted to victory their opening match of the tournament against Wheaton. Quincy Leech ’17 and Clare McInerney ’18 served well for the team, setting up points for Christy Jewett ’16 and Clare Geyer ’17, who finished with 16 and eight kills, respectively.

After winning the opening set against Springfield the following day, the Spirit took the next three to end the Polar Bears’ win streak. Although some individuals did show some impressive play, including a 33 dig performance from Katie Doherty ’17, errors were what led to the Polar Bears’ loss. The team had over twice as many mistakes in the third and fourth set as it did in the opening set that it won.

Hours later the team rebounded and beat Wellesley in straight sets in its final game of the tournament. Leech led the serving charge again, recording 14 aces, and Geyer once again dominated the net with eight kills.

It was Jewett’s all-around performance, however, that led the Polar Bears throughout the weekend. Her 16 kills in both the Wheaton and Springfield games earned her All Tournament Honors. 

The Polar Bears end their regular season this weekend with games tonight at 8 p.m. at Amherst and tomorrow at Williams. The team is currently ranked fourth in the NESCAC standings and if it is able to maintain or better its standing, it will host a NESCAC tournament game next week.