November 4, 2006

Volleyball finishes sixth at UAA Championships

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Brandeis volleyball team earned a berth in the UAA tournament fifth-place match today with a 3-1 over Case Western Reserve University. Game scores were 30-19, 29-31, 30-24, 30-27. Offensively, rookie middle blocker Piera Carfagno (Los Angeles, Calif.) and sophomore outside hitter Lorraine Wingenbach (Buffalo, N.Y.) tied for team-high honors with 17 kills each, while rookie middle Bridget McAllister (Santa Clara, Calif.) had 16. Defensively McAllister led the squad with six blocks, while Wingenbach and sophomore setter Violette Ruggiero (Paradise Valley, Ariz.) each had 13 digs. Ruggiero tallied 57 assists to get the double-double.

Brandeis and Chicago met for the third time this season in the fifth-place match with the Maroons picking up their first win of the series, 3-1. Brandeis won game one, 30-23, but then dropped three in a row, 22-30, 21-30, 28-30. Wingenbach led the Judges with 12 kills to go with eight digs and five service aces, while McAllister and junior opposite Ashley Powers (Waltham, Mass.) each contributed eight kills. Junior outside hitter Becca Schwartz (Newcastle, N.H.) had 10 digs to lead the team.