Spielbauer Reaches Milestone in Engineers' Sweep of Mount Holyoke

Junior Katie Spielbauer

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – In a 25-21, 25-23, 25-17 women's volleyball victory over Mount Holyoke College, junior Katie Spielbauer (Lakeview, Mich.) collected 17 digs helping her surpass the 1,000 career dig mark on Tuesday night. She became the 13th player in program history to reach this milestone as the Engineers' raised their record to 9-0 on the season and 1-0 in NEWMAC play.

Junior Trinity Leonard (Mill Valley, Calif.) paced the balanced attack with six kills while sophomore Rachel Hunt (Arlington Heights, Ill.) added five kills and a .308 hitting percentage. In two sets, freshman Nicole Gagnier (Atlanta, Ga.) tallied 16 assists, four digs, two solo blocks, and two aces. Senior Kelly Schulte (Riverside, Calif.), sophomore Kristine Bunker (Falmouth, Mass.), and freshman Kaitlin Ahlers (Colorado Springs, Colo.) each recorded two blocks as senior Natasha Jensen (Columbia, Md.) earned three aces. Sophomore Jess Fessler (Shortsville, N.Y.) and freshman Jody Fu (San Francisco, Calif.) rounded out the defense with nine and four digs, respectively.

MIT will mark its home debut with a tri-match on Saturday, Sept. 17. The Engineers will square off with NEWMAC foe Clark University at 11:00 a.m. before playing Simmons College for the first time in program history at 3:00 p.m.