Volleyball drops two on Senior Day to Roger Williams and Babson

Jessica Kaufman '17 and her parents after the Senior Day ceremony.
Jessica Kaufman '17 and her parents after the Senior Day ceremony.

WALTHAM, Massachusetts — The Brandeis University volleyball team lost twice on Saturday to move to 7-18 on the season. The Judges fell to Roger Williams, 3-1, in the noon match and lost a heartbreaker to Babson, 3-2, in their second match. Senior captain Jessica Kaufman (Tucson, Ariz./Cienaga) was honored prior to the match against Babson, which was her final home match as a Judge.

AGAINST ROGER WILLIAMS (29-27, 17-25, 17-25, 16-25)

  • The Judges came back from five set points to take the first set, which sophomore Shea Decker-Jacoby (Los Angeles, Calif./Marymount) ended with two straight service aces.

  • Decker-Jacoby had a game-high 14 kills, while junior outside hitter Jessie Moore (Rye, N.Y. / Rye) added eight of her own.

  • Sophomore setter Marlee Nork (Chicago, IL/Walter Payton College Prep) had 33 assists. She also added eight digs.

  • Brandeis had three players with double-digit digs: Sophomore libero Yvette Cho (San Diego, Calif./Rancho Bernardo) led the Judges with 17, while junior Lia Goldberg (Springfield, N.J./Union County Magnet H.S.) had 11 and freshman Doyeon Kim (La Cañada, Calif./La Cañada) had 10.

  • The Judges hit .119 for the match (41K-24E-143TA)

AGAINST BABSON (25-22, 25-18, 14-25, 24-26, 11-15)

  • In her final home match, Kaufman had two kills, three service aces, and a dig. Two of those aces came in a series of four consecutive points for Brandeis at the end of the second set, including an ace to clinch the set victory.

  • Decker-Jacoby once again led the Judges in kills with 13, while freshman Emma Bartlett (Duxbury, Mass/Duxbury) added 10 of her own.

  • Nork paced all players in assists with 36, and also had six digs, three aces, and two kills.

  • Cho had a match-high 22 digs, but Brandeis also put in a large team effort, with five other player attaining at least six digs as well.

  • The Judges hit .099 for the match (42K-27E-141TA)


  • Brandeis heads to St. Louis next weekend for the UAA Championships, where they will play UChicago on November 4th.

--Corey Cohen