Oct. 24, 2006
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Playing in the final regular season home match of their careers, senior co-captains Frances Rogoz and Briana Stephenson powered MIT to a 30-14, 30-17, 30-27 win over Babson College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's volleyball match on Tuesday. Stephenson recorded a career-high 18 kills with three errors on 32 swings (.469 hitting percentage) while Rogoz posted 11 kills on 30-errorless attempts (.367 hitting percentage).
Stephenson added four blocks as Katie Rowe set the same mark for the Engineers (28-4, 6-2 NEWMAC). Carrie Buchanan paced Tech's defense with 13 digs while Lindsay Hunting and Alex May each collected two aces. Amanda Morris and Cathy Melnikow shared setting responsibilities with Morris dishing out 25 assists as Melnikow tallied 13.
Shanna Glassner paced the Beavers (7-16, 1-7 NEWMAC) with seven kills, followed by six apiece from Carlen Palau and Caitlin O'Neill. Ryan DePaoli notched a match-high 17 digs as Mandi Blackmer distributed 14 assists.
Next up for MIT will be a tri-match featuring NEWMAC foe Mount Holyoke College and Westfield State College on Saturday, Oct. 28. Babson will also close conference play on Saturday when it hosts WPI at 1:00 p.m.