Courtesy of Wellesley College Sports Information
WELLESLEY, Mass. – Julia Adams hammered 13 kills on 24 attempts to lead Wellesley College to a 26-24, 25-23, 25-18 victory over NEWMAC rival MIT on Tuesday. The Engineers' ledger dipped to 7-5 on the year and 2-1 in conference play while the Blue improved to 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the NEWMAC.
Wellesley opened a 10-3 lead in the first set before MIT battled back to tie the game at 12-12. The visitors eventually took a 22-18 lead, but the Blue scored eight of the next ten points for the 26-24 win. Set two saw more of the same, as the teams traded sideouts until the Engineers inched out to a 21-19 edge. Once again Wellesley responded with a late surge, taking game two 25-23. The Blue controlled the final frame as it opened a 10-6 lead en route to a 25-18 win.
Cecily Joujon-Roche led the Engineers with eight kills, four blocks, and two aces. Trinity Leonard tallied eight kills as well, while Emma Gargus recorded four blocks on the night. In the backcourt, Katie Spielbauer and Kate Kelly notched eight digs each, as Sharon Hao distributed 28 assists in the loss.
Adams led the Blue attack with 13 kills, while Elizabeth Campbell added nine kills and Isabel Custodio chipped in seven. Campbell and Vivian Hu anchored the Wellesley defense, recording 19 and 17 digs, respectively. Custodio and Victoria Peng combined for 25 assists in the win.