Wooster, Ohio - The Colby College Volleyball team hopped on a plane Thursday evening to participate in the Friday/Saturday Ginny Hunt Kilt Classic hosted by the College of Wooster. The Mules did not experience any jet lag, as they split the first day of competition and brought their season record to 3-2.
In the first match, Wooster didn't offer the Mules any time to adjust, winning in straight sets 18-25, 20-25, and 13-25. Morgan Selby had all but two of Colby's assists (19), and Samantha Schultz and Elizabeth Middlebrook led the team in kills with seven and six respectively.
Colby turned the tide in the following match against the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. The Mules took straight sets 31-29, 25-21, and 25-21, highlighted by Selby's play from the setter position reaching 30 assists. Schultz and Middlebrook led the way again in kills, each reaching double digits.
Head coach Candice Parent acknowledged the play of her young players and illustrated how things are coming together as a complete team effort. "We are excited to be able to take a trip like this in the beginning of the season to help bring our young team together," she said. "This opportunity to play some very competitive out of region teams before conference play is only going to help us down the road. We are focusing on improving with each set we play, and I love the intensity the team is playing with."
The Mules finish up tournament play Saturday with matches against Baldwin Wallace University and Oberlin College.