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Women’s volleyball wins NEWMAC opener

In their NEWMAC opener, the women’s volleyball team swept Mount Holyoke College, 25-8, 25-17, 25-8, on Tuesday night. The Engineers improved their overall record to 5-4.

The beginning of the match was closely played, but with the score 6-4, MIT went on a 14-2 run which broke open the set.

In the second set, the Lyons jumped out to a 5-1 lead. The Engineers battled back and gradually established a 16-10 advantage, which prompted a timeout by Mount Holyoke. Following the break, the visitors used a 5-2 spurt, but MIT countered by scoring seven of the final nine points as a block by Kelsey K. Cappelle ’11 and Cecily L. Joujon-Roche ’12 sealed the set.

The Engineers quickly established a 4-1 edge in the final frame, but MIT picked up eight of the next ten points to seal the victory.

Trinity P. Leonard ’13 led the Engineers with 11 kills, six digs, and four aces while Kristine A. Bunker ’14 tallied five kills, four blocks, and four aces.

—Paul Dill, Head Coach