Ivy League volleyball action gets in full swing

by Jonathan Riccio | 10/10/00 5:00am

Intra-Ivy League volleyball play was in full effect this weekend.

The Harvard Crimson (7-9, 0-2) fell to Princeton in five games and Penn in three games.

The Quakers (13-6, 1-1) were on a five-match win streak heading into their first Ivy League match-ups against Dar mouth and Harvard. The team recovered from a tough defeat against Dartmouth Friday night to beat Harvard on Saturday.

The Quakers won the affair 15-12, 15-11 and 15-13 to win their first Conference win of the season. Stacey Carter led the way by hitting .500 for the day, and by leading the team with 15 kills and three block assists.

Elizabeth Kwak-Hefferan chipped in with 13 kilss and 15 digs, while Kelly Szczerba contributed with 14 kills, 10 digs and four block assists.

The Columbia Lions (13-5, 1-2) have their best record to begin a season in the past five years. The Lions' Debbie Quibell won Ivy Player of the Week honors in part for her 23 kills, three service aces, 16 digs and three blocks a Saturday win over Cornell.

Kathy Lavold had 19 kills and four blocks against Cornell.

The Cornell Big Red (9-5, 2-1) swept Yale three games to none (15-12, 15-8, 15-12) this weekend at home for the first time since 1996. Outside hitter Jennifer Borncamp came up big for the Big Red with a match-high 17 kills.

The Big Red were consistent at the net offensively and defensively against Yale. The team had 53 kills along with a .230 mark in hitting, 10 blocks, 10 service aces and 53 digs.

The Brown Bears (7-9, 2-0 Ivy) tied for first place at the Quinnipiac Classic by winning three of its matches all by 3-0 scores.

The Yale Bulldogs (11-4, 1-1) were on a seven-match winning streak heading into Ivy League play, which included a first-place tie at the Quinnipiac Classic -- Yale's third tournament title of the season.

The Bulldogs followed up the tournament by defeating Columbia but then falling to Cornell. In the match against Columbia (15-13, 15-11, 15-11), Carissa Abbott and Vanessa Herald each had 14 kills apiece. Stephanie McMahon had eleven kills and seven digs for Yale as they dropped to 1-1 in Ivy League play with a loss to Cornell, 12-15, 8-15, 12-15.

Candace Green added 14 kills and 10 digs, Carissa Abbott had four block assists, and Vanessa Herald had 10 kills and 11 digs all in vain as the team fell to Cornell.

Anael Helms of Brown, Katie Beauregard of Columbia, Erin Naipo '02 of Dartmouth, Erin Denniston of Harvard, Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan of Pennsylvania, Sabrina King of Princeton and Vanessa Herald of Yale all earned honor roll spots.

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