September 10, 2005

Judges split at Endicott tri-match

The Brandeis University volleyball team split a pair of matches at Endicott College over the weekend. The Judges opened with a three-game loss to the host Gulls, but bounced back to defeat Clark University, 3-0.

In the opener against Endicott, the Judges had three close games, but were unable to pull any of them out, falling, 3-23, 31-29, 30-25. Rookie Lorraine Wingenbach (Buffalo, N.Y.) recorded a double-double in the first match, with 12 kills and 12 digs. Senior co-captain Jenna Polinsky (White Plains, N.Y.) also reached double figures in kills with 11.

Coach Michelle Kim's squad had a much easier time with Clark in the second match of the day, rolling to a 30-19, 30-19, 30-21, victory. Wingenbach was the offensive leader, registering a career-high 18 kills with just six errors in 36 attempts for a .333 hitting eprcentage. Rookie setter Violette Ruggiero (Paradise Valley, Ariz.) added 27 assists, while the entire team contributed to the defensive effort, with five different players recording between six and eight digs.