Oct. 3, 2006
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT women's volleyball team improved to 5-0 in conference play following a 30-16, 30-17, 30-10, victory over Wheaton College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match on Tuesday night. The Engineers' overall ledger was raised to 20-2, marking the 26th time the program has surpassed the 20-win total in its 32 seasons of existence. In addition, Tech has reached this milestone every season during head coach Paul Dill's 11-year tenure.
Amanda Morris recorded a solid all-around performance for MIT as she totaled 27 assists, 14 digs, three blocks, and two aces. Frances Rogoz posted a match-high 10 kills while Briana Stephenson added nine. Ellen Sojka tallied seven kills on 11 errorless attempts for a .636 hitting percentage. Stephenson paced MIT's blocking corps with four as Alexandra Huston-Carico contributed three total blocks. Carrie Buchanan collected 15 digs while Alex May notched nine. May and Cathy Melnikow led all servers with three aces apiece.
Katie Dooley posted a team-high nine kills for Wheaton (2-15, 1-4 NEWMAC) while Tonia Smith finished with eight kills and two blocks. Allison Reichentahl paced the Lyons with 14 digs as Sarah Oster contributed 12 of her own. Alexis Liesman and Lauren Smith shared setting duties, distributing eight and seven assists, respectively.
MIT will resume action on Tuesday, Oct. 10 against NEWMAC foe U.S. Coast Guard Academy while Wheaton will travel to Bates College this weekend to compete in the Midcoast Classic.