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September 6, 2008

Gee earns all-tournament honors as volleyball drops pair

WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Bates College volleyball team finished the season-opening Colby Invitational with a 1-2 record, after dropping a 3-2 match against Swarthmore College on Saturday morning, then losing to Gordon College 3-0 in the afternoon.

Swarthmore outlasted Bates by scores of 21-25, 25-22, 22-25, 29-27, 15-12. First-year right side Chrissy Gee (San Francisco, Calif.) had 14 kills, 12 digs and 5 aces in the match, while first-year setter Grace Haessler (Portland, Ore.) tallied 43 assists, 16 digs and 2 aces. Junior Tess Dokus (Salem, Conn.) had 12 kills and 5 digs, while junior Liz Leberman (Concord, N.H.) added 9 kills and 7 digs and first-year Olivia Schow (Costa Mesa, Calif.) had 7 kills, 4 aces and 3 blocks.

The Fighting Scots of Gordon outpaced the Bobcats in the afternoon by scores of 25-15, 25-19, 25-17. Haessler had 23 assists and 4 digs in the loss, while Gee had a team-high 6 kills with 5 digs. Schow added 4 kills and 2 aces, while Dokus had 5 kills and junior Avery Masters (Mill Valley, Calif.) added 4 kills.

Gee earned a spot on the all-tournament team for her performance in her first three collegiate matches.

Bates will play at non-league opponent Maine Maritime Academy on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

STATS: Swarthmore 3, Bates 2

STATS: Gordon 3, Bates 0

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