Sept. 16, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT showcased a balanced attack along with a strong service game in its first-ever meetings with the women's volleyball teams from Lesley University and Emerson College on Thursday. The Engineers (8-3) opened the tri-match by defeating Lesley, 30-13, 30-11, 30-12. MIT's success continued as it swept Emerson, 30-16, 30-17, 30-15.
Against the Lynx from Lesley, Lindsay Hunting and Carrie Buchanan combined for 13 of MIT's 19 aces, highlighted by Buchanan's 15-point run to open the second game. Alexandra Huston-Carico and Ellen Sojka led the offense with seven and six kills, respectively. Frances Rogoz, Cheryl Kwinn, and Briana Stephenson each chipped in five kills while Amanda Morris distributed 30 assists and collected a team-high seven digs.
Facing the Lions, Hunting and Buchanan were once again forces to be reckoned with from the service line as they totaled 13 of the Engineers' 18 aces. Caroline Jordan and Stephenson each tallied eight kills while Rogoz and Rose Zhong both scored seven times. Arlis Reynolds led the defense with 10 digs while Austin Zimmerman dished out 31 assists. Jordan paced the blocking corps with four assisted blocks while Rogoz posted three.