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Women's Volleyball Rages to a 2-0 Start

By Pareen Dhalla and Anne Heibel
Team Members

The MIT women's volleyball team, last season's Eastern College Athletic Conference champions, stormed into the '94 season with back-to-back wins against Tufts University and Smith College.

MIT defeated the Tufts Jumbos on Tuesday night, Sept. 13 in a stifling Du Pont Gymnasium. Tech outplayed the Jumbos to take the match 3 games to 1. In front of an enthusiastic crowd, this season's team provided some exciting entertainment with these four close games.

The following Saturday, the Engineers took an easy three-game win against the Smith Pioneers. The women were right on schedule, winning the game in only an hour and five minutes. Colleen Johnson '94 racked up the points with some power serving from the back court, including four aces. The offense keyed off of the consistent passing by Dione Sturd '96, Pareen Dhalla '95, and Sue Ann Woo '95.

Stacey Dozono '97 ran the offense, setting up 13 balls which were pounded to the floor. Leading in kills were Kamilah Alexander '96, Dhalla, Johnson, Sturd, and Anne Heibel '96. Alexander ruled the net, blocking back 14 of Smith's attacks. The entire team pooled their talents for wins of 1510, 155, and 158.

The team continues the season on their home court in Du Pont Gymnasium with the MIT Invitational. Play begins Friday at 7:00 p.m. and continues all day Saturday.