October 4, 2012

Volleyball snaps three-match skid with 3-0 win at Wheaton

NORTON, Mass (taken from a Wheaton College press release).- Behind a double-double from junior Yael Einhorn (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East), the Brandeis volleyball team, ranked 12th in New England, defeated host Wheaton College tonight in three straight sets. Set scores were 25-14, 25-13, 25-17.

The Judges snap a three-match losing skid to improve to 12-7, while the Lyons fall to 6-15. 
  
Einhorn supplied 25 assists and 11 digs, for her seventh double-double of the season, leading the team in both categories. Sophomore Elsie Bernaiche (Plantsville, Conn./Southington) had 10 digs.

Sophomore Liz Hood (Albuquerque, N.M./Albuquerque Academy) led the hitting attack with 12 kills, while junior Si-Si Hensley (Fullerton, Calif./Troy) turned in seven kills and seven digs. 

To lead the Lyons, freshman Elise Waelder (San Diego, Calif./Point Loma) recorded seven kills and six digs.  Classmates Kendall Jacobs (San Diego, Calif./Scripps Ranch) and Deirdre Wilson (Aptos, Calif./Aptos) finished with five kills each. 
  
First-year setters Page Gustofson (South Lake Tahoe, Calif./South Tahoe) and Jackie Kochiss (Milford, Conn./Jonathan Law) compiled nine assists apiece, with Kochiss adding six digs. 
  
In the opening set, Brandeis jumped out to a 7-2 advantage.  A Jacobs kill brought the Lyons within 11-7 before the Judges used an 10-3 spurt to lead 21-10.  Wheaton got no closer than 10 points the rest of the way. 
  
The second set started nip-and-tuck, as Wheaton trailed 14-11, but the guests rattled off five straight points to lead 19-11 before posting the 12-point win. 
  
Ten ties ensued during the third and final set, with the latter coming at 17-all, but the Lyons didn't score again as Brandeis went on an 8-0 run to close things out.