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Women's Volleyball Sweeps Tournament

By Paul Dill

COACH

The MIT women’s volleyball team won the Gordon College Invitational Tournament last weekend for the second straight year. The team took the title without losing a single game.

Bates College was the first opponent and the Engineers held off the Bobcats 30-27, 30-17, and 30-28. Joy N. Hart ’06 had a double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs on the match while Lauren E. Frick ’03 led the team with a .430 hitting percentage and 7 kills of her own.

Next, the Engineers took out Eastern Connecticut State University 20-24, 30-23, and 30-21. Jenny C. Alexander ’06 tallied 16 assists and seven digs, while veteran Kelly A. Martens ’03 led the offensive charge with 11 kills.

The final match of the day was against Bridgewater State, ending in final scores of 30-25, 30-19, and 30-21. Nydia M. Clayton ’04 was the main force against Bridgewater putting down 11 kills and hitting .409 for the match. Setter Austin Zimmerman ’06 ran the offense distributing 34 assists in the effort.

MIT took home the championship trophy while Martens made the All-Tournament Team for the third consecutive year.

The Engineers continued their winning streak this past week hosting Tufts University on Tuesday night. After Tufts took the lead early in the first game, the Engineers rallied to catch up and won the match in three games (30-24, 30-15, 30-26). Arlis A. Reynolds ’06 tallied 10 kills and four service aces, while the consistent passing and defense of Jackie Y. Wang ’06 kept the team in every point.

The Engineers are currently on a seven-match winning streak and post a record of 7-1. Their next home match is Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Dupont Gymnasium.