Volleyball Team Ends Win StreakBy Jill Keidl
The women's varsity volleyball team extended its unbeaten record to 6-0 this weekend at the MIT quad tournament. The Engineers hosted teams from Gordon, Bates, and Eastern Nazarene colleges in a round-robin format.
Friday evening MIT faced top-ranked Bates in a rematch of last year's 3-0 Tech victory, with Bates trying to avenge their only loss of the season. MIT started slowly, losing the first game 4-15, but then came back to beat Bates in five (15-13, 12-15, 15-8, 15-12), in games characterized by aggressive net play and hustling defense.
Both teams hit strongly, MIT led by the efforts of Kamilah Alexander '96 (14 kills) and co-captain Jill Keidl '94 (13 kills). Setter Stacey Dozono '97 turned out an excellent performance with 19 assists and five service aces. Co-captain Coleen Kaiser '94 led the defense with 20 digs. Setter Chrissy Jones '95 said, "We really had to pull together and play well as a team to beat Bates."
Saturday at 10 a.m. Eastern Nazarene fell victim to the Engineers, 3-1. ENC's strong defensive game made the first match of the morning a long one. Consistent play from the bench helped the engineers to a 15-9, 16-14, 10-15, 15-9 win. Jones lead the team in setting with 12 assists.
At 1:00 p.m. MIT swept Gordon College 3-0. The scrappy Gordon defense was unable to contain the powerful hitting combination of Alexander and Pareen Dhalla '95, who combined for 20 kills. Dhalla also had a team-high 11 digs.
The next home game is this Thursday vs. Brandeis at 7 p.m. in DuPont Gymansium.