Oct. 13, 2007
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT women's volleyball team did not drop a game as it captured its third consecutive MIT Quad Tournament title on Saturday. Colby-Sawyer College finished second, with Greensboro College placing third and Eastern Connecticut State University taking fourth place. Katrina Ellison was selected to the All-Tournament Team while Katie Rowe was named the Tournament MVP.
The Engineers (25-1) opened the day with a 30-19, 30-19, 30-18 win over Colby-Sawyer. Barden Cleeland posted the best hitting performance of the match, connecting on 10 of her 15 errorless attempts for a.667 percentage, and added six blocks. Rowe contributed 12 kills and a .435 hitting percentage while Ellison tallied 10 kills and a .438 hitting performance. Rose Zhong notched nine kills and nine digs as Jenny Li recorded nine kills and six blocks. Carrie Buchanan led the way with 19 digs and three aces while Amanda Morris distributed 46 assists.
MIT's efficient hitting continued in the second match versus Eastern Connecticut (30-15, 30-18, 30-19). Rowe recorded 12 kills on 21 attempts without an error (.571) as Cleeland picked up nine kills and a .615 hitting percentage. Emily Obert contributed seven kills on 12 errorless swings for a .583 hitting performance. Zhong led the way with 12 digs and three aces as Rowe paced the Cardinal and Gray with four blocks. Buchanan and Lindsay Hunting collected 11 and nine digs, respectively. Morris and Cassy Piela shared setting duties, finishing with 23 and 12 assists.
In the finale against Greensboro (30-26, 30-18, 30-23), Ellison paced the Engineers with 13 kills to go along with a .500 hitting percentage and four blocks. Zhong chipped in 11 digs and nine kills as Cleeland bolstered MIT's attack with eight kills. Hunting earned five aces while Li contributed seven kills and three aces. Buchanan anchored the back row with 18 digs as Rowe registered a team-high six blocks. Morris wrapped up the day with 38 assists.