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JUMBOS EARN FIRST WIN OF SEASON IN FIVE GAMES VS. ENDICOTT

COLLEGE WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 3, Endicott 2 (30-20, 18-30, 30-17, 28-30, 15-7)

At Medford, MA
Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Game Box Score

MEDFORD -- The Tufts University volleyball team earned a hard-fought first win of the year over the Endicott College Gulls on Tuesday night at Cousens Gymnasium. Tufts outlasted the Gulls in five games.

With the win in their 2007 home opener, Tufts improves to 1-4 overall. Endicott, which received votes in the American Volleyball Coaches Association pre-season poll, falls to 6-3.

The Jumbos won the first game convincingly 30-20, but then the Gulls were easy winners in the second 30-18. Momentum shifted strongly towards Tufts in the third game with a 30-17 victory, but the Gulls were able to hold off the Jumbos for a 30-28 win in the fourth game. However, it was all Tufts in the decisive fifth game 15-7.

Leading a young Jumbo squad with 15 kills was first-year hitter Caitlin Updike (Manhattan Beach, CA). Captain Katie Wysham (Spokane, WA) and sophomore Brogie Helgeson (Santa Cruz, CA) added nine apiece. Tufts had a strong service game, with five aces from junior Kaitlin O'Reilly (Manhattan Beach, CA) leading the way to 14 aces for the team. Defensively, junior Natalie Goldstein (Piedmont, CA) finished with 20 digs and Wysham was in on five blocks.

For Endicott, junior Brittany Nolan (Monroe, CT) was the digs leader with 17 and junior Hayley Janelle (Madbury, NH) had three solo blocks defensively. On offense, first-year Brittany Phillips (Sudbury, MA) led with 13 kills while senior Meghan Hall (Santa Cruz, CA) set the offense with 35 assists.

Tufts hosts NESCAC rival Williams on Friday night at Cousens, while Endicott has conference matches against Regis and Anna Maria on Saturday.

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