Volleyball falls to defending national champs, WashU, 3-0
Oct 02, 2010
ATLANTA, Ga. -- In their first University Athletic Association
match of the 2010 season, played at Emory University, the Brandeis
volleyball team faced top-ranked and defending national champions
Washington University. The Judges pushed the Bears to the limit in
the first set, owning a 19-14 lead before succumbing, 25-23. WashU
took control in the second two sets to walk away with 25-14, 25-16,
victories. With the loss, Brandeis falls to 9-6 on the season,
having dropped four of their last five matches, while Washington U.
improves to 14-0 on the campaign.
Brandeis was paced by senior outside hitter Paige Blasco
(Greeley, Colo./Frontier Acad.), who had 11 kills. Twin sister
Abby had 23 assists and tied for team-high honors
with eight digs. Sophomore Susan Sun
(Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough) matched Abby Blasco
with eight digs, while senior middle blocker Nicole Smith
(Marietta, Ga./Alan C. Pope) had two blocks (one solo).
The first UAA Round Robin continues tomorrow when the Judges
take on Rochester and 19th-ranked Chicago tomorrow.