Dartmouth volleyball will close the 2017 season over the weekend by hosting Penn and Princeton. Unlike every other weekend, both matches will take place at 5 p.m. Before the match against the Tigers on Saturday, seniors Sara Lindquist and Morgan Dressel will be recognized, as they will be playing at Leede Arena for the final time.
LAST TIME OUT
The Big Green had a 1-1 weekend, defeating Brown, 3-1 (23-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-21) and falling to Yale, 3-0 (21-25, 17-25, 23-25).
Against the Bears, Mallen Bischoff and Tori Dozier both had double-doubles. Bischoff had 15 kills and 14 digs, while Dozier ended the night with 41 assists and 12 digs. Lauren Douglas was first with 20 digs.
In the match against the Bulldogs the following afternoon, Bischoff led in kills for the second night in a row, ending up with nine, while Dozier had her second double-double of the weekend with 20 assists and 15 digs. Carly Tower played great, recording eight kills and a .438 hitting percentage.
SCOUTING THE QUAKERS
Penn is currently tied for third in the conference with a record of 7-5 and enters the weekend on a four-match winning streak following victories over Brown, Yale, Cornell and Columbia.
LAST TIME AGAINST PENN
On Oct. 7, the Big Green fought hard to win a set, but ultimate fell to the Quakers, 3-1 (19-25, 25-23, 18-25, 23-25). Dozier had a double-double with 38 assists and 14 digs, while Lindquist and Bischoff both had double-digit kills with 14 and 11, respectively. Tower led with six block assists.
SCOUTING THE TIGERS
Princeton is tied for first in the conference with Yale with records of 9-3, and it all comes down to the final weekend of play to pick a champion. Ahead of their match at Harvard on Friday, the Tigers begin the weekend on a three-match winning streaking following 3-0 defeats of Brown, Columbia and Cornell. Their last loss was to Yale at the end of October.
LAST TIME AGAINST PRINCETON
On Oct. 6, the Big Green dropped a 3-1 match to the Tigers on the road (26-24, 19-25, 14-25, 18-25). Lindquist had 10 kills, Dozier recorded 30 assists and Tower had six block assists.
IN THE CONFERENCE
As it has done since the start of conference play, Dartmouth is still at the top in blocks. The Big Green are second in block assists, but is the outright leader in solo blocks, total blocks and blocks per set.
Solo Blocks – 1st (42)
Block Assists – 2nd (300)
Total Blocks – 1st (192.0)
Bocks/set – 1st (2.49)
Assists – Dozier, 4th (581)
Assists/set – Dozier, 5th (7.64)
Block Assists – Tower, 3rd (76)
Total Blocks – Tower, 3rd (87)
Blocks/set – Tower, 4th (1.14)
Digs/set – Douglas, 7th (3.37)
CAN’T NE THERE?
Live stats will be available on dartmouthsports.com. Those who subscribe to the Ivy League Network (ILN) can also watch the matches online. For updates on the Big Green, follow the team on Twitter: @DartmouthVBall.
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
Ending their careers this weekend are Lindquist and Dressel.
So far this season, Dressel has played in seven matches and has registered 11 kills, two digs, one solo block and 12 block assists.
Lindquist has appeared in all 21 matches so far this season and has started all but four of them. She is currently first on the team with a career-high 163 kills and has also recorded two assists, one service ace, 65 digs, five solo blocks and 32 block assists.