MIT Claims First Place in Quad Tournament

MIT Claims First Place in Quad Tournament

Oct. 14, 2006


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT women's volleyball team did not drop a game as it captured its second consecutive MIT Quad Tournament title on Saturday. Eastern Connecticut State University finished second, with Centre College (Ky.) placing third and Colby-Sawyer College taking fourth place. Alex May was named to the All-Tournament Team while Amanda Morris was selected as the Tournament MVP for the second time this season in Rockwell Cage. Both players received these honors last month at the MIT Invitational.

The Engineers (23-3) led off the day by defeating Colby-Sawyer, 30-21, 30-24, 30-18. May had a solid outing as she finished with eight kills, seven digs, four aces, and three total blocks. Briana Stephenson also registered eight kills and three blocks while Rose Zhong earned four aces. Frances Rogoz paced Tech with four total blocks as Ellen Sojka registered a trio of aces and blocks. Alexandra Huston-Carico bolstered MIT's blocking corps with two solo and one assisted stop. Carrie Buchanan collected 18 digs while Amanda Morris dished out 24 assists.

Against Eastern Connecticut (30-21, 30-27, 30-13), May posted her first double-double of the day with 14 kills and 12 digs to go along with four assisted blocks. Katie Rowe contributed 12 kills, three aces, and three assisted blocks while Stephenson recorded four assisted blocks. Morris notched a team-high 18 digs in addition to 34 assists as Huston-Carico led MIT with six assisted blocks. Rounding out the back row, Buchanan tallied 14 digs while Lindsay Hunting added 13.

In Tech's final match with Centre (30-23, 30-27, 30-15), May posted a team-high 14 kills, 14 digs, three block assists, and two aces. Rogoz posted 11 kills while Rowe registered nine kills, three block assists, and two aces in two games. Huston-Carico continued to lead MIT's blockers with four assisted blocks as Buchanan collected 19 digs. Zhong and Hunting finished right behind each other in dig totals with 13 and 12 respectively. Morris distributed 42 assists in the Engineers' win.