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Women...s Volleyball Shuts Down Babson

By Mindy Brauer

Playing in the final regular season home match of their college careers, co-captains Frances M. Rogoz ’07 and Briana J. Stephenson ’07 powered MIT women’s volleyball to a 30-14, 30-17, 30-27 win over Babson College on Tuesday.

Stephenson recorded a career-high 18 kills with three errors on 32 swings (.469 hitting percentage) while Rogoz posted 11 kills on 30-errorless attempts (.367 hitting percentage).

Stephenson and Katherine C. Rowe ’10 each had four blocks for the Engineers (28-4, 6-2 NEWMAC). Carrie C. Buchanan ’08 paced Tech’s defense with 13 digs while Lindsay E. Hunting ’09 and Alexandra T. May ’10 each collected two aces. Amanda J. Morris ’08 and Catherine Melnikow ’10 shared setting responsibilities and dished out 25 and 13 assists respectively.

Shanna Glassner paced the Babson Beavers (7-16, 1-7 NEWMAC) with seven kills, followed by six apiece from Carlen Palau and Caitlin O’Neill. Ryan DePaoli scooped a match-high 17 digs and Mandi Blackmer distributed 14 assists.

Next up for MIT will be a tri-match featuring a NEWMAC match against Mount Holyoke College and a non-conference meeting against Westfield State College on Saturday, Oct. 28.