The Hamilton College volleyball team opened its 2017 season at the University of Rochester Volleyball Invitational on Friday night. The Continentals fell to the host Yellowjackets (4-1) in four sets.
After dropping the first set 25-13, the Continentals responded in the second with a quick 9-3 lead. Hamilton held off a late Rochester surge to win 25-18.
The teams remained within two points of each other until halfway through the third set. Rochester scored four straight before Hamilton rallied to take the 17-16 advantage, but the Yellowjackets took the third 25-21.
The momentum continued for Rochester in the fourth as they closed the night with a 25-13 final set.
Hamilton returns to action Saturday. The Continentals will take on Pitt.-Bradford and Houghton in the second day of competition at the University of Rochester Invitational.