Volleyball downs Williams, 3-1, to close Day One of the Brandeis Invitational

In the nightcap against Williams, Brandeis faced stiff competition, but came away with a 3-1 win, 25-19, 26-28, 25-18, 25-22.

Brandeis was paced by sophomore Paige Blasco (Greely, Colo.), who established a new career high with 19 kills and again hit over .400, making just two errors in 37 attempts for a .459 hitting percentage. Senior Lorraine Wingenbach (Buffalo, N.Y.) added 15 kills. They both recorded double-doubles with 18 and 12 digs, making them two of five Judges with more than 10. Senior Violette Ruggiero (Paradise Valley, Ariz.) led the team with 19, while Abby Blasco also had a double-double with 50 assists and 11 digs. Junior middle blocker Piera Carfagno (Los Angeles, Calif.) just missed a double-double with nine kills and 11 digs.

The Ephs got a team-high nine kills from sophomore middle blocker Nicole Ballon-Landa (La Jolla, Calif.) and 17 digs from junior OH Melissa Pun (San Fransisco, Calif.). Sophomore setter Emily Avis (Palo Alto, Calif.) had 36 assists.