Three from Brandeis earn volleyball All-UAA honorsJunior outside hitter Paige Blasco led a trio of Brandeis volleyball players named to the All-University Athletic Association team today. Paige was a second-team selection, while twin sister Abby, a setter, and junior middle blocker Nicole Smith were honorable mention All-UAA selections.
Shorthanded Judges unable to rally past Colby-Sawyer in ECAC tournamentDespite playing with one All-UAA selection out with an injury and another out of position, the Brandeis volleyball team rallied from two sets down to force a fifth in their ECAC tournament quarterfinal match with Colby-Sawyer. Despite a season-high 14 kills and 17 digs from senior Bridget McAllister, the Judges fell to the Chargers, 3-2
Volleyball earns second seed in 2009 ECAC tournamentThe Brandeis volleyball team returns to the ECAC Division III New England Championship tournament for the third time in four years. The Judges, who won crowns in 2006 and 2007, will try to earn their third title as the tournament's second seed. They face Colby-Sawyer College Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the quarterfinals.
Volleyball finishes sixth at UAA ChampionshipsThe Brandeis volleyball team finished in sixth place at the 2009 UAA Championships, playing some extremely close matches. The Judges, who lost to Emory and Chicago, 3-0, and defeated CMU, 3-1, in pool play, fell, 3-2, to Case in the 5th-place match. Of their 15 sets at the tourney, 11 were decided by five points or less, including eight decided by three or fewer.
Carfagno earns second-straight Judges Classic MVP honorsSenior Piera Carfagno was named Most Valuable Player of the Judges Classic for the second year in a row as Brandeis defeated Keene State, 3-0, Maine-Machias, 3-0, and Oneonta State, 3-1. The Judges shutout UMM in the first set of their match.
Abby Blasco earns All-Tourney at Hall of Fame Invitational, Judges finish sixthThe Brandeis volleyball team finished in sixth place at the 2009 Hall of Fame Invitational. The Judges, seeded fifth, fell to MIT in five sets to open the tournament. They dropped host Smith, 3-0, in the consolation semifinals, but Wellesley avenged an earlier loss in the fifth-place match with a 3-0 win. Junior setter Abby Blasco earned All-Tournament honors.
Volleyball ends UAA regular season in seventh placeThe Brandeis volleyball team went 0-4 at the second University Athletic Association (UAA) round robin, finishing in seventh place in the UAA regular season. The Judges fell to Chicago by a 3-1 score and dropped 3-0 decisions to Carnegie Mellon, Emory and NYU.
Volleyball cruises by Coast Guard and Keene State, 3-0The Brandeis volleyball team topped Coast Guard, 3-0, in the first of two matches today. Set scores were 25-13, 25-21, 25-20. The Judges also defeated Keene State, 3-0, with set scores of 25-17, 25-21, 25-19. Junior Nikki Smith had 16 kills in 27 attempts for a .593 hitting percentage in the two matches.
Volleyball goes 1-2 at first UAA round robinThe Brandeis volleyball team got its 2009 University Athletic Association schedule off to a 1-2 start. The Judges fell to fifth-ranked Washington University, 3-0, in their opener on Saturday night. They dropped their first Sunday to Case, 3-1, before defeating host Rochester, 3-0.
Volleyball finishes 2-1 at Amherst ClassicJunior outside hitter Paige Blasco recorded at least 20 kills in all three matches as the Brandeis volleyball team posted a 2-1 record at the Amherst Classic, going to five sets in two of the three matches. The Judges fell to host Amherst in the opener, 3-2, but rallied to top Westfield State, 3-0, and Middlebury, 3-2.
Volleyball bows to Tufts, 3-1Junior Abby Blasco (37 assists, 19 digs) and senior Piera Carfagno (12 kills, 12 digs) each recorded double-doubles, but the Judges could not hold on to momentum after a fine showing in the first set, falling to Tufts, 3-1. Set scores were 25-12, 22-25, 22-25, 21-25.
Carfagno leads volleyball past Endicott, 3-1Senior right side Piera Carfagno just missed a double-double with 10 kills and nine digs tonight as the volleyball team defeated Endicott College, 3-1, on the road. Set scores were 25-17, 22-25, 27-25, 25-17.
Vollleyball splits on Day One of Brandeis InvitationalSenior Bridget McAllister had a team-high 14 kills in a 3-0 win over Rhode Island College on the first day of the Brandeis Volleyball Invitational. The Judges won the first set of their second match, but could not finish off Williams, despite 14 kills each from Paige Blasco and Nicole Smith.
Volleyball goes 3-1 to finish second at SpringfieldIn their first weekend competition of the season, the Brandeis volleyball team finished in second place at the Springfield College Invitational. The Judges defeated Roger Williams, Westfield State and Lasell before bowing to host Springfield, 3-2, in the final match of the day. Juniors Paige and Abby Blasco were named to the All-Tournament team.