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Women’s volleyball wins Johnson & Wales tournament

Pushing their record to 18-3 on the season, the women’s volleyball team went 3-1 on the weekend to capture the Johnson & Wales University Invitational Championship. The team beat Plymouth State University 3-0 in the first match of the tournament exacting revenge from a loss to them at the same tournament last season. MIT then followed up with a 3-1 win over hosts Johnson & Wales. On the second day of the tournament, Engineers suffered a setback with an unexpected 0-3 loss to Western Connecticut State University before bouncing back to beat Johnson & Wales again in the Championship match 3-1. Alyssa L. Rothman ’13 and Kristine A. Bunker ’14 were named to the All-Tournament Team while Katie K. Spielbauer ’13 was named Tournament MVP. The Engineers will travel to Wheaton College on Tuesday night, and then will return home for a Thursday night match against WPI at 7 p.m. in Rockwell Cage.

—Paul Dill, team coach