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Volleyball Fights And Wins

By Paul Dill

HEAD COACH

Consecutive kills (strikes for points) by Caroline D. Jordan ’06 and Joy N. Hart ’06 lifted MIT to an 18-16 win in the fifth game of a thrilling 30-26, 29-31, 30-24, 23-30, 18-16 victory over NEWMAC rival Wellesley College on Tuesday. It was the first time in two years Wellesley had lost at the Keohane Sports Fitness Center.

Hart led the Engineers with 17 kills and added four aces and 13 digs. Arlis A. Reynolds ’06 contributed seven kills, four aces, and 12 digs (saved spikes) while Jordan had eight kills, three aces, 12 digs, and four assisted blocks. Austin Zimmerman ’06 totaled a team-best 16 digs and notched 10 kills and 46 assists. Frances M. Rogoz ’06 and Ellen E. Sojka ’08 combined for 17 kills while Carrie C. Buchanan ’08 tallied 11 digs.

The Engineers are currently 6-2 overall and 1-0 in conference play. They are currently ranked number four in the New England region out of 71 teams, and will host conference foe Babson College on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. in Rockwell Cage.