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Women's Volleyball Defeats Wheaton In Tough Five-Game Away Match

By Paul Dill
Team Coach

The women's varsity volleyball team posted its third victory in four matches against ranked teams Tuesday night at Wheaton College.

After MIT won a very close first game 1513, Wheaton showed why they are ranked with scrappy play and excellent passing to take games two and three.

Game two was a nailbiter as the Wheaton came out ahead 1715, while game three saw Wheaton take MIT totally out of its game through the use of tipping and off-speed shots winning 1510.

With their backs against the wall MIT increased the intensity in game four with Jill Eich '99 leading the way with eight kills out of her 26 total for the match. MIT pulled even to two games a piece with a 159 victory, setting up a deciding fifth game.

The outcome of this game was never in doubt as MIT got out to a 92 start behind the serving of Betsy Sailhamer '99. MIT then closed out the match 159 in the fifth game winning on a service ace by Lijin Aryananda '98.

This victory boosts MIT's record to 20 in the NEW 8 Conference and 31 overall.

MIT is hosting its Invitational Tournament tonight and tomorrow with matches Today at 6 p.m. vs. Bates College and 8 p.m. vs. the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Match times tomorrow will be at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m.