WATERVILLE, Maine—Babson College hit .277 as a team on its way to sweeping Wesleyan University and Colby College in non-conference women's volleyball action on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers opened with a 25-15, 25-15, 25-21 victory over the regionally-ranked Cardinals and then defeated the host Mules for the second time this fall, 25-12, 25-23, 25-20.
The Green and White, which is ranked 15th in the most recent NEWVA poll, was particularly impressive against Wesleyan (9-5), finishing with 45 kills while hitting .390 as a team. Senior Jenny Karnes (Houston, Texas) led all players with 13 kills, while sophomore Gizem Yilmaz (Istanbul, Turkey) contributed 11 kills in 15 attempts to go along with three blocks.
Senior Lorraine Mackiewicz (Edison, N.J.) record seven kills and five blocks, sophomore Abby Beecher (Pittsford, N.Y.) tied for match-high honors with 13 digs and first-year Elizabeth Cameron (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) dished out 39 assists in the win. Senior Alana Atchison (Pembroke, Mass.) chipped in with five blocks to become just the eighth player in program history to surpass 200 career blocks.
Babson (12-7) used a balanced attack to extend its winning streak to four matches with its victory over Colby (4-14). Karnes led all players with nine kills, Yilmaz finished with seven and sophomore Catherine Hunter (Duxbury, Mass.) added contributed a season-high six kills in the win.
Cameron dished out 16 assists, while first-year Emily Woodward (Deerfield, Mass.) recorded 13 for the Beavers, finishing just one short of her season high. Beecher led all players with 13 digs and was one of five Beavers to record two service aces against the Mules.
Babson returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to regionally-ranked Tufts at 7 p.m.
• The Beavers are now 5-1 all-time against Colby and 2-3 against Wesleyan.
• The Green and White, which will play four of its next six matches against NESCAC foes, is currently 3-3 against the league.
• Babson's four-match winning streak is its longest of the season.
• The Beavers matched their season high with 11 total blocks against Wesleyan, while committing a season-low six attack errors.
• The Green and White has won 11 of its 12 matches in three sets and is now 9-0 this season when hitting .200 or better.