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Volleyball to Face Cornell and Columbia on Senior Weekend

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By Doug Austin
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Friday: Dartmouth (2-18; 1-9 Ivy) vs. Cornell (6-15; 2-8 Ivy)
Location: Hanover, N.H.
Date: Nov. 2, 7:00 p.m.

Series Record: Cornell leads, 21-12

Saturday: Dartmouth vs. Columbia (10-9; 5-5 Ivy)
Hanover, N.H.
Nov. 3, 5:00 p.m.

Series Record:
Dartmouth leads, 18-10

HANOVER, N.H. - In its final home weekend of the season, the Dartmouth volleyball team will take on Cornell and Columbia Friday and Saturday at Leede Arena. The Big Green will face the Big Red Friday night (7 p.m.), followed by the Lions Saturday (5 p.m.).

Coming off a five-match road swing, Dartmouth has not played at home since facing Yale and Brown on Oct. 5-6. The Big Green own a 1-4 home record this season, with their win coming against Harvard in their home-opener Sept. 21.

Dartmouth was swept by both Cornell and Columbia earlier in the season. The Big Green fell, 3-1 to Columbia on Oct. 12 before suffering a tough five-set loss at Cornell the following night.

In the all-time series with Cornell, the Big Red lead the Big Green, 21-12. Dartmouth has won five of the past six meetings, however, three of which were five-set victories.

The Green and White have had more success against Columbia in the past, holding an 18-10 advantage in that all-time series. The Lions, however, have won the last five matchups, including a pair of five-set matches during last year's series.

Junior Elisa Scudder leads the Big Green with a .309 hitting percentage on 139 kills. She also has a squad-best 61 blocks, averaging 0.97 per set. Sophomore Alex Schoenberger has 193 kills and 30 blocks, while freshman Paige Caridi has 175 kills and 211 digs. Rookie Kayden Cook has 511 assists, and sophomore Holly Harper has contributed 221 digs to lead the team.

Following Saturday's match, a ceremony will be held for the Big Green's two seniors, Alissa Santa Maria and Kylie Kufeld, who have both been major contributors to the squad throughout their time at Dartmouth.

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