September 26, 2009

Tufts Defeats Williams College for MIT Volleyball Invitational Crown

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row Tufts University came out on top as it defeated Williams College, 26-24, 25-21, 25-20, to capture the MIT Women’s Volleyball Invitational Championship on Saturday. Tufts fought off Connecticut College, last year’s runner-up, to advance to the title match while Williams swept Wesleyan University en route to its first championship match appearance since 2003.

All-Tournament Team
Sarah Lang-Rodean, Springfield College
Ellie Healy, Wesleyan University
Marissa DeMais, Connecticut College
Nicole Ballon-Landa, Williams College
Melissa Pun, Williams College
Audrey Kuan, Tufts University

Tournament MVP: Brogie Helgeson, Tufts University

Final Standings
1. Tufts University
2. Williams College
3. Connecticut College
4. Wesleyan University
5. Springfield College
6. MIT
7. NYU
8. Bowdoin College
9. Wellesley College
10. Endicott College
11. Vassar College
12. Colby College
13. Colby-Sawyer College
14. Smith College
15. Bridgewater State College


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Gold Bracket

Semifinals
Tufts University def. Connecticut College, 3-1 (19-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-23)
Williams College def. Wesleyan University, 3-0 (26-24, 25-17, 25-16)

Third Place
Connecticut College def. Wesleyan University, 3-0 (25-20, 25-9, 25-11)

Championship
Tufts University def. Williams College, 3-0 (26-24, 25-21, 25-20)


Silver Bracket
MIT def. Bowdoin College, 3-2 (16-25, 24-26, 25-16, 25-23, 15-7)
Springfield College def. NYU, 3-1 (25-22, 25-16, 23-25, 25-22)

Fifth Place
Springfield College def. MIT, 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-17)

Seventh Place
NYU def. Bowdoin College, 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 26-24)


Bronze Bracket
Wellesley College def. Colby College, 3-2 (25-18, 25-21, 21-25, 24-26, 15-12)
Endicott College def. Vassar College, 3-2 (23-25, 25-23, 30-28, 15-25, 15-5)
Wellesley College def. Endicott College, 3-0 (25-12, 25-11, 26-24)
Vassar College def. Colby College, 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-22)

Consolation Matches
Colby-Sawyer College def. Bridgewater State College, 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-9)
Colby-Sawyer College def. Smith College, 3-1 (25-17, 25-19, 18-25, 25-18)
Smith College def. Bridgewater State College, 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-16)



Friday, September 25, 2009

Pool A
MIT def. Colby-Sawyer College, 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-12)
Connecticut College def. Colby-Sawyer College, 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-17)
Connecticut College def. MIT, 3-1 (25-22, 25-17, 11-25, 25-14)

Pool B
Williams College def. Endicott College, 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-8)
NYU def. Smith College, 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-14)
Williams College def. NYU, 3-2 (25-18, 25-23, 16-25, 15-25, 15-9)
Endicott College def. Smith College, 3-1 (19-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-23)

Pool C
Wesleyan University def. Springfield College, 3-1 (21-25, 26-24, 25-23, 25-14)
Vassar College def. Colby College, 3-1 (25-12, 25-18, 23-25, 25-19)
Wesleyan University def. Vassar College, 3-0 (25-21, 25-14, 28-26)
Springfield College def. Colby College, 3-0 (25-12, 25-7, 25-8)

Pool D
Tufts University def. Bridgewater State College, 3-0 (25-17, 25-9, 25-13)
Bowdoin College def. Wellesley College, 3-2 (25-20, 23-25, 21-25, 25-15, 15-3)
Tufts University def. Bowdoin College, 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-23)
Wellesley College def. Bridgewater State College, 3-1 (25-14, 22-25, 25-13, 25-13)