Volleyball beats UVM, prepares for Ivy tourney

by Justin Evans | 11/13/96 6:00am

In its final tune-up before the Ivy League Tournament, the Dartmouth women's volleyball team traveled to the University of Vermont and came away with a win over the Catamounts, 15-6, 15-7, 18-16.

After playing strongly in the first two games, Coach Ann Marie Larese worked in a lot of people for the third game. Dartmouth took a 14-11 lead, but UVM came back to tie it at 14. The Big Green came out on top though after exchanging two points.

"The last game was kind of scary," Larese said. "In the last game, we tried to get a lot of people in and we ran out of subs."

Indeed, at one point in the final game, Dartmouth had several players out of position, and due to the substitution rules, they weren't allowed to put in the correct players.

The three game win propelled the team's record to 18-8, the best regular season finish in the history of the program. The victory also leaves the team on a positive note going into the culminating event of the season.

The team will travel to Cornell on Thursday to get ready for Friday's opening round match against Harvard at 1:00 p.m. Earlier in the season, Harvard defeated the Big Green in three games in what was considered by coaches and players to be Dartmouth's worst match of the season.

"We tried to do some things that we're going to use in the Harvard match," Larese said.

As far as her expectations for the Harvard match, Larese said, "Hopefully we're going come to play, and we know that Harvard will come to play, so we're looking forward to it."

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