Volleyball goes 1-3 at MIT
September 27, 2008
Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
The youthful Benedictine volleyball squad posted a 1-3 record at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Volleyball Invitational. The Eagles are now 8-10 overall.
BU opened with a 3-0 loss (26-24, 25-14, 25-17) to eventual tourney runner-up Connecticut College. The Eagles followed that with a five-game loss (25-18, 25-22, 18-25, 15-25, 17-15) to Wesleyan College to close out pool play on Friday.
In Saturday's match-ups, Benedictine picked up a hard-fought win over Colby College, 3-2, by scores of 25-22, 25-14, 22-25, 24-26, 15-13). BU then faced Wesleyan again and dropped the match in three games (25-20, 25-22, 25-23).
Statistically, sophomore Kayla Leyden had 55 kills, 39 digs, nine aces and five blocks in the four matches. Leyden also had 39 total digs on defense.
Kate McGuire added 21 kills and seven blocks.
Setters Jessica Judge and Taylor Hoppe had 62 and 54 assists, respectively. Judge added 32 digs and each served up five aces.
Senior Amanda Distasio led the Eagles with 47 total digs. Sarah Porod had 20 kills and 15 blocks for the tournament.
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