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Tech Women’s V-Ball Record Goes to 20-4

By Paul Dill

TEAM COACH

The women’s varsity volleyball team secured its 11th straight twenty win season this week with a win at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The team travelled down to their conference rival knowing they would face a strong Coast Guard squad and a very hostile and loud crowd. The Engineers ate up the great atmosphere and took it right to Coast Guard in the first two games, controlling and winning both games 30-22 and 30-21, respectively. However, with a 20-17 lead in the third game, the Bears, behind some momentum and an inspired crowd, caught fire and rolled to a 30-21 win to force a fourth game.

The Engineers responded early and emphatically when on the first point of the fourth game, outside hitter Nydia M. Clayton ’04 put a ball straight down sending a forceful “Can you here me now?” message to Coast Guard. MIT dominated the game from start to finish and polished off the game 30-17 to win the match 3-1.

Clayton led the attack with 22 kills, while Caroline D. Jordan ’06 and Frances M. Rogoz ’07 added 13 and 12 kills, respectively. Austin Zimmerman ’06 dished out 49 assists, and Arlis A. Reynolds ’06 added 7 service aces. The defense was anchored by Jacklyn Y. Wang ’06 who dug up 18 of the oppositions kill attempts.

The Engineers are currently 20-4 and ranked third in the 70 team New England Region. They will host conference rival Wellesley College on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in Rockwell Cage.