November 5, 2005

Emory stuns Washington to take UAA championship

WALTHAM, Mass. – The Emory University women's volleyball team, ranked No. 3 in the nation in Division III by the AVCA, defeated previously unbeaten and top-ranked Washington (Mo.) University in three games today to win the 2005 University Athletic Association (UAA) championship.

Emory (30-5) snapped Washington University's (33-1) 33-match winning streak by a 3-0 score. Game scores were 30-25, 30-22, 30-27. This marks just the second time in the 19-year history of the tournament that a team other than the Bears have won the tournament and the first time since Rochester won the tournament in 1988. WashU had won the previous 16 UAA titles. Emory has been the conference runner-up six times, including three of the previous five years. With the win, the Eagles claim the UAA's automatic berth into the NCAA Championships


CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Emory def. Washington (Mo.), 3-0 (30-25, 30-22, 30-27)

THIRD-PLACE MATCH

New York Univ. def. Carnegie Mellon, 3-2 (28-30, 30-19, 30-13, 28-30, 15-11)

FIFTH-PLACE MATCH

Rochester def. Case, 3-0 (30-16, 30-14, 30-23)

CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS

Washington (Mo.) def. New York Univ., 3-1 (30-12, 30-24, 27-30, 32-30)

Emory def. Carnegie Mellon, 3-0 (30-22, 30-27, 30-19)

CONSOLATION BRACKET

Case def. Brandeis, 3-2 (30-25, 24-30, 20-30, 30-24, 15-11)

Rochester def. Chicago, 3-0 (30-21, 30-19, 30-27)