GAMBIER, Ohio – The Earlham College volleyball team dropped a three-set match to Kenyon College 25-19, 25-17, 25-15 and fell to Olivet College 25-17, 28-26, 25-19 on the first day of the Kenyon Invitational on Friday.
In the loss to Kenyon, the Quakers fell behind early in set one, but battled by to tie it 11-11 on a service run from sophomore Megan Hedinger. The Ladies ended the set on a 14-8 run fueled by service aces.
Earlham got out to a 6-2 lead in set two, but could not hold the advantage. A service run from Kenyon's Maleah Miller ended the set. In the final game, the Ladies got off to a quick start and never looked back.
Sophomore Ashleigh Burton finished with a .355 attack percentage and led everyone with 16 kills. Sophomore Skylar Muckway and freshman Angelica Carpio each added four kills. Freshman Lauren Jackson dished out 23 assists while Hedinger added 10 digs.
Kenyon hit a .311 clip as a team with only seven attack errors. Delaney Swanson had a team-high ten kills. Ashley Martens added 10 digs.
In the loss to Olivet, Burton again led the Quakers in kills with 19. Jackson dished out 30 assists in the three-set loss while Hedinger had 11 digs.
The Quakers will face Otterbein University and Albion College tomorrow (Saturday) on day two of the Kenyon Invitational.