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.