Cate Desler, Volleyball

Desler was immense when the Jumbo volleyball team defeated #3 in the nation Trinity College (Texas) in five sets on Saturday at Cousens Gymnasium. She scored 25 kills with just five errors on 52 attempts for a .385 hitting percentage. She also contributed defensively with 12 digs and a block assist. The fifth set was tied 17-17 before Desler brought home the victory with back-to-back kills. She also tallied the winning point in the third set giving the Jumbos a 2-1 lead. The victory is one of, if not the biggest in Jumbo volleyball history. In Friday night’s four-set Tufts win against Coast Guard, Desler finished with 17 kills. She then had eight more versus Trinity in a three-set NESCAC win earlier on Saturday to finish the week with 50 total (4.17 per set). Desler served two aces and had 10 digs in the Coast Guard match and finished the week with three aces and 27 digs (2.25 per set) overall.