Kim earns 100th career win in volleyball season opener, 3-0, over Babson
Sep 01, 2009
BABSON PARK, Mass. -- The Brandeis University volleyball team
opened the season tonight with a 3-0 win over rival Babson College,
giving head coach Michelle Kim the 100th victory
over her career in the process. Brandeis earned the straight-set
victory, 25-18, 25-22, 25-14.
Senior outside hitter/middle blocker Bridget
McAllister (Santa Clara, Calif./Presentation) paced the
Judges with a match-high 10 kills. She had just three errors in 17
attacks, swinging at a .412 clip. Juniors Nikki
Smith (Marietta, Ga./Alan C. Pope) and Paige
Blasco (Greeley, Colo./Frontier Acad.) added eight kills
each. Blasco's twin sister Abby added a match-high
30 assists, while rookie libero Anna Homitsky
(Pittsburgh, Pa./Seneca Valley) led all players with 14 digs in her
first collegiate match.
For Babson, sophomore outside hitter Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.)
led the way with six kills, while junior Nina Milovanovic
(Belgrade, Serbia) collected three kills. Senior tri-captain Shanna
Glassner (Orland Park, Ill.) chipped in with 12 digs despite
missing the third set with an injury, and first-year setter
Kathleen Lynch (Quincy, Mass.) added team-highs of 13 assists and
13 digs in her collegiate debut.
The Judges are next in action on Friday and Saturday when they
travel to Springfield College for the Springfield Invitational.