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Judges drop two matches at Hall of Fame invite this week

By Ariel Wittenberg

Section: Sports

October 29, 2010

This week was a losing week for Women’s volleyball, falling 3-1 to Tufts on Friday and then dropping two more games at the Hall of Fame invitational on Saturday, dropping the team’s record to 13-14.

Despite this, the Judges had a strong first game Friday with 17 kills. Paige Blasco ’11 had 13 kills, a solo block and two block assists for 15.5 points.

Not only did she lead the team in points but also with 14 digs. Middle blocker Nicole Smith ’11 had six kills, one solo block and seven block assists for 13.5 points while Lauren Berens ’13 had 10 kills, a solo block and four block assists for 13 points.

The Judges did not fare any better the second day of the invitational, dropping two matches, first to MIT, 3-1, and then to Wellesley, 3-1.

Brandeis was able to win their second game 25-11, but were unable to keep a victory for the match, and the Engineers won 3-1.

Blasco again led the Judges for points, posting 14.5 points with 13 kills, an ace and one block assist.

Smith made three solo blocks, two block assists and six kills for 10 points.

The Judges started out strong against Wellesley with a 25-19 win in the first game, notching 12 kills and just one error in 24 attempts.

The Judges could not keep their lead and were defeated by the Blue 3-1.

In this match, Smith led the team with 15 kills, two aces, two block assists and a solo block for 19 points. Si-Si Hensley ’14 made 10 kills for 10 points in the match, while defensive specialist Susan Sun ’12 lead the team with 18 digs.

The Judges next match is today against UMass-Boston at the Brandeis University Classic.

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