Volleyball falls in UAA opener to No. 2 Emory, 3-0

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Brandeis University volleyball team fell to defending conference champion Emory University today, 3-0, in the first University Athletic Association match of the season for both teams. The first UAA Round Robin is being held at Carnegie Mellon University.

The Judges hung with the No. 2 team in the nation in the first two sets, 25-17, 25-19, before the Eagles pulled away in the third, 25-13. Brandeis was led by senior outside hitter Lorraine Wingenbach (Buffalo, N.Y.), who had a double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs. Wingenbach swung for a .269 hitting percentage. Sophomore outside hitter Paige Blasco (Greeley, Colo.) added eight kills and six digs, while classmate Nikki Smith (Marrieta, Ga.), a middle blocker. led the team at the net with three blocks.

The Judges are next in action tomorrow with UAA matches against New York University and the University of Chicago.