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Springfield Prevails Over MIT Volleyball

By Paul Dill


The women’s volleyball team lost their first conference match this past Tuesday against Springfield College in a real nail biter that came right down to the wire.

After falling behind in the first game 6-13, MIT clawed their way back into the game but came up just short losing 15-17. In the second game, the Engineers took control, winning easily 15-5 by serving Springfield off the court. Amy Mok ’02 led the way with 4 service aces.

Another close one in the third game saw MIT fall short yet again 13-15, but once again the Engineers rallied to take the fourth game 15-9. In the decisive fifth game, the score went back and forth with both teams fighting off match points before Springfield was finally able to edge it out 17-15 to win the match 3-2.

Offensively, MIT was led by outside hitter Nydia Clayton ’04 who put down 16 kills. Middle blockers Lauren Frick ’03 and Kelly Martens ’03 controlled the net with 11 blocks collectively, while defensive specialist Parisa Habibi ’02 led the team with 18 digs.

This effort was the best played match so far for the team which looks to get back on their winning track this weekend at the Eastern CT State University Tournament.

The Engineers are currently 4-1 in the NEWMAC conference and 12-6 overall.