September 17, 2011

Volleyball tops Emmanuel in four but falls to Colby-Sawyer in five at tri-match

NEW LONDON, N.H. (information taken from a CSC press release) - The Brandeis volleyball extended their winning streak to five matches this afternoon with a 3-1 win over Emmanuel College (25-9, 25-15, 14-25,25-23) but the Judges dropped a two-hour marathon match to host Colby-Sawyer College, 3-2 (25-17, 24-26, 25-22, 17-25, 14-16). The Judges are now 7-3 overall this season, whhile the Saints fall to 4-9 and the Chargers improve to 5-7.

Against Emmanuel, Brandeis was led by rookie outside hitter Liz Hood (Albuquerque, N.M./Albuquerque Acad.). She recorded a match best 18 kills with a .382 hitting percentage. She also added three aces and six digs. Classmate and libero Elsie Bernaiche (Plantsville, Conn./Southington) tallied a match-high 23 digs. Sophomore setter Yael Einhorn (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East) registered 33 assists, four kills and six digs. Junior OH Susan Sun (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough) had seven aces. 

Senior Rebecca Stanton (Quincy, Mass.) had a team-high 10 kills to lead the Saints. Senior Kathryne Olsen (Fairhaven, Mass.) collected 16 assists, 16 digs and seven kills. Junior Moriah Logan (Halifax, Mass.) had nine kills. Freshman Alison Donnelly (Longmeadow, Mass.) recorded 12 assists and seven digs.

In the afternoon's final match, Brandeis was led by a 16-kill, 12-dig performance from Hood. Sophomore outside hitter Si-Si Hensley (Fullerton, Calif./Troy) also recorded a double-double with 14 kills and 13 digs. Einhorn had a match best 44 assists and added 11 digs, while junior middle blocker Lauren Berens (Boulder, Colo./Fairview) had eight kills.

Colby-Sawyer sophomore Courtney O'Hara (Mystic, Conn.) had a match-high 17 kills and added 10 digs. Sophomore Emilee McBride (Strafford, N.H.) hit .409 en route to 12 kills. Sophomore Ally Le-Bruno (Medfield, Mass.) recorded 24 digs and three aces. Freshman Jackie Keating (Marshfield, Mass.) had nine kills.

Brandeis returns to action on Tuesday evening at home against Tufts.