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Tufts 3, Connecticut College 0 (30-27, 30-19, 30-16)

At Medford, MA
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Match Statistics
Stephanie Viola made her first appearance of the season on the court for Seniors Night

MEDFORD -- The Tufts University Volleyball team continued its impressive play on Tuesday night with a quick 3-0 victory over a Connecticut College team that was tied for second place in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) standings entering the match.

Tufts has now won four straight. The streak began with a 3-1 win at Brandeis last Tuesday, and continued tonight with game wins of 30-27, 30-19 and 30-16. The victory was also a measure of revenge for Tufts against Connecticut College, which eliminated the Jumbos from the NESCAC Tournament in the first round last year.

The Jumbos are now 12-11 overall, the first time they have been over .500 since they were 7-6 on September 25. They are 4-3 in the league. The Camels, who won their first 10 matches in 2007, are now 14-6 overall and 5-2 in NESCAC.

It was Seniors´┐Ż Night at Tufts for the final home match of the regular season at Cousens Gym. Jumbos Katie Wysham (Spokane, WA) and Stephanie Viola (Getzville, NY) were honored before the game. Wysham then added six kills and Viola, who has not played due to a knee injury, took the court to serve twice for Tufts.

First-year Dawson Joyce-Mendive (Minden, NV) led the Jumbo offense with 14 kills, while junior Stacy Filocco (Olney, MD) continued to make major kill contributions with nine. Reigning NESCAC Player of the Week Dena Feiger (Long Grove, IL) finished with 36 assists. Junior Maya Ripecky (Chicago, IL) and Joyce-Mendive both had 20 digs.

For Connecticut College, junior co-captain Caitlin Tomaska (Solana Beach, CA) finished the match with 14 kills and 10 digs. Sophomore Meg Christman (Wilmington, DE) added to the offense with nine kills, as did first-year setter Marissa DeMais (Hillsdale, NJ) with 30 assists in the three games.
The Jumbos will play at the Hall of Fame Tournament in Springfield this weekend, while Connecticut College hosts Eastern Connecticut and Western New England College on Saturday.