Teams: Volleyball: Schedule & Results
VOLLEYBALL LOSES IN FINAL TO HOSTS AT MIT
COLLEGE WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL FINAL SCORES
Tufts 3, Wellesley 0 (30-17, 30-22, 30-26)
MIT 3, Tufts 0 (30-25, 30-18, 30-20)
At Cambridge, MA
Saturday, September 22, 2007
MIT Box Score
|Katie Wysham dominated the net defensively
for the Jumbos
CAMBRIDGE -- The Tufts volleyball team defeated
Wellesley College, 3-0, in the semi-finals of the 2007 MIT Women's
Volleyball Invitational on Saturday afternoon, earning a spot in the
championship game for the second straight year. The Jumbos were blanked
3-0 by the host Engineers in the final. Tufts was second out of 16 teams
that played in the two-day event.
A solid performance by Tufts (6-6) provided signs that
the young team is making steady progress. The Wellesley College team
that the Jumbos defeated in three games in the semi-finals went on to
beat Williams College in the third-place game, 3-2. Williams had shut
out the Jumbos 3-0 on September 14.
Against Wellesley, senior captain Katie Wysham
(Spokane, WA) and first-year Caitlin Updike (Manhattan Beach, CA)
both finished with 11 kills per game. Junior Kaitlin O'Reilly
(Manhattan Beach, CA) had 21 assists in three games, while Wysham
was in on five blocks (two solo) and first-year Dawson Joyce-Mendive
(Minden, NY) led the Jumbos with nine digs.
Updike's eight kills led Tufts against MIT. Junior Natalie Goldstein (Piedmont, CA)
had 22 digs while sophomore Brogie Helgeson (Santa Cruz, CA) was
credited with four block assists. The loss snapped a five-match winning
streak by the Jumbos.
Wysham and Goldstein were both
named to the All-Tournament team at MIT. Wysham hit at 27.4 percent with
30 kills in the four matches and was a skyscraper at the net with 1.38
blocks per game. Goldstein had just seven receiving errors in 109
attempts (93.6 percent) and averaged 4.92 digs per game.