Teams: Volleyball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS WIN TWO ON FIRST NIGHT OF MIT
INVITATIONAL AT COUSENS
COLLEGE WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL FINAL SCORES
Tufts 3, Bridgewater State 1 (30-23, 30-24, 28-30, 30-27)
Tufts 3, Springfield 0 (30-21, 30-23, 30-26)
At Medford, MA
Friday, September 21, 2007
Bridgewater State Box Score
Springfield Box Score
|Nancy Shrodes had 10 kills with no errors in
the victory against Springfield
MEDFORD -- The Tufts University volleyball team took
first place in Pool D of the 2007 MIT Women's Volleyball Invitational by
winning two matches at home on the Cousens Gym floor on Friday night.
Tufts topped Bridgewater State, 3-1, and then shut out Springfield
College, 3-0. Tufts now moves on to play the Pool B champion tomorrow at
MIT's Rockwell Cage Court 2 at noon. Win or lose, Tufts again will play
at Rockwell Cage at 4:00 on Saturday in their final match of the
The young Jumbos looked to be coming together as a team
on Friday night. They took the Bridgewater match with game scores of
30-23, 30-24, 28-30 and 30-27. Against Springfield College, Tufts
blanked the Pride by scores of 30-21, 30-23 and 30-26. The two wins
evened the Jumbo record at 5-5 overall. Springfield fell to 8-4 and
Bridgewater State is now 4-3.
In the Bridgewater match, Tufts was led by first-year
Dawson Joyce-Mendive (Minden, NV), who didn't let a bout with
tonsillitis slow her down. She also served five of the team's 13 aces.
Junior setter Kaitlin O'Reilly (Manhattan Beach, CA) contributed
three aces and 23 assists. Senior captain Katie Wysham (Spokane, WA)
was her usual force at the net, recording 10 kills and assisting on
five blocks. Four Jumbos were in double-digits for digs, including 17 by
junior Maya Ripecky (Chicago, IL).
Joyce-Mendive and classmate Nancy Shrodes (Manhattan
Beach, CA) were the offensive leaders for Tufts against Springfield.
Both finished with 10 kills, with Shrodes not making an error in 17
attempts. Joyce-Mendive was good at the service line again with three
aces. Junior Natalie Goldstein (Piedmont, CA) and Wysham were
defensive leaders again, accumulating 17 digs and four blocks (two