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Volleyball falls to Yale in Ivy Opener, 3-0

By
Sports Staff Writer
Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The volleyball team lost to Ivy champion Yale, 3-0, on Friday in a rough start to its Ivy League season.

The Bulldogs (11-1, 1-0 Ivy) have lost only four sets thus far in one of their best starts in school history. The loss drops the Bears’ record to 4-8 this season and 0-1 in the league.

“The scores may not show it, but the girls fought all the way through the match,” said Head Coach Diane Short. “I think it was a really good learning experience for the team.”

The Bulldogs immediately established their comfort on their home court, dominating the first set, 25-15. And despite the Bears’ best efforts, Yale proved resilient, overcoming Brown in the second and third sets by a 25-11 score in each. 

Despite the disappointing score, Alexandra Ilistad ’13 put up a good fight, recording 14 assists and two digs. Christina Berry ’13 led Brown’s offense with five kills and added four digs.

Carly Cotton ’13 recorded a team-high nine digs for the defense, and Bailey Wendzel ’13 added seven digs. Megan Toman ’11 tallied four kills and Katrina Post ’13 notched three kills and six digs.

The Bears host Penn on Friday at 7 p.m. and Princeton on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Pizzitola Center.

“We are excited to play our first at home Ivy matches this weekend,” Short said. “Last year we split, so it will be good to see how we compare to these two teams this year.”