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Women's Volleyball Wins Against Smith for Upset

By Paul Dill
Team Coach

The women's volleyball team played host to eighth-ranked Smith College this past Saturday, and sent them home with a loss.

MIT dominated the match from start to finish in beating Smith 30 (159, 158, 155). This was MIT's second victory over a ranked team in three matches and gave MIT a 10 NEW8 conference record and a 21 overall record.

The beginning of the first game saw both teams playing fairly evenly as they each looked for weaknesses to exploit. At 99 MIT pulled away and never looked back. The next two games were never even close as the MIT hitters swung away.

Setter Alarice Huang '00 distributed 38 assists to continue her conference leading performance from the previous week. Jill Eich '99 and Betsy Sailhamer '99 again led the team in kills with 14 and 15 respectively, while Michelle Fox '99 added eight kills and led the team in digs with eight.

MIT travels to rival Wheaton College tonight and then hosts the MIT Invitational Tournament Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26th and 27th. This 16-team tournament will have last year's top 12 teams in New England participating.

Teams playing are: Bates College, Smith, Williams College, Springfield College, Eastern Connecticut College, Amherst College, Wesleyan University, Wellesley College, Roger Williams College, Colby College, Eastern Nazarene College, the U.S. Coast Guard, Gordon College, Tufts University, and Wheaton College. MIT plays at 6 p.m. vs. Bates and at 8 p.m. vs. Coast Guard on Friday Night in Dupont Gymnasium.