The Hamilton College volleyball team hosts Amherst on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. and Trinity at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House.
The Continentals (8-5, 4-3 NESCAC) won two NESCAC matches last weekend at Bates and Colby to move into fifth place in the conference standings.
Guided by Margaret O'Brien '18, Hamilton ranks 28th in the country with 2.03 blocks per set. O'Brien leads the NESCAC and is 16th in the nation with 1.12 blocks per set. O'Brien also contributes 1.33 kills per set and leads the team with a .220 hitting percentage. Her 300 career blocks ranks her fourth in the program's record book, just six blocks shy of the third slot.
Emma Parkhurst '21 averages 0.51 service aces per set, placing her third in the conference, and she leads the team with 8.05 assists per set. Christine Zizzi '18 leads the team and is seventh in the NESCAC with 4.37 digs per set. Courtney Brown '18 and Giuliana Rankin '20 average 2.57 and 2.22 kills per set, respectively.
Kyndal Burdin '18 has added 118 assists over the last three matches to increase her career total to 1825, currently ranked third in the program's record book, Burdin is six assists shy of the second position.
Amherst (11-7, 2-4 NESCAC) has lost three straight matches. The Mammoths dropped a non-conference match 3-1 to Clark University on Wednesday evening and fell 3-2 at home to both Tufts and Bowdoin last weekend in NESCAC action.
Emily Klosky leads Amherst and ranks 10th in the NESCAC with 2.88 kills per set. Claire Dennis' .319 hitting percentage and Marialexa Natsis' 0.87 blocks per set places them fifth in the conference within their respective categories. Hayes Honea guides the defense and is fourth in the NESCAC with 4.91 digs per set.
Trinity (6-8, 0-6 NESCAC) travels to Williams on Friday night before arriving at Hamilton on Saturday. The Bantoms have lost four straight matches, winning only two sets against NESCAC opponents all season.
Colette Scheffers' 3.10 kills per set guides the Trinity offense and ranks her seventh in the NESCAC. Rachel Underwood averages 0.42 service aces per set placing her tenth in the conference, and Rebecca Chu is seventh in the NESCAC with 8.36 assists per set. Grace Metry contributes 3.26 digs per set.