Friday: Dartmouth (13-8, 5-5 Ivy) at Cornell (4-18, 2-8 Ivy)
Ithaca, N.Y.
Date: Friday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.
Series Record:
Cornell leads, 20-12

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Saturday: Dartmouth (13-8, 5-5 Ivy) at Columbia (13-7, 7-3 Ivy)
New York, N.Y.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 5, 5 p.m.
Series Record:
Dartmouth leads, 18-8

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HANOVER, N.H. — The Dartmouth volleyball team enters its final road trip of the season with a 13-8 record overall and a 5-5 mark in the Ivy League. The Big Green travels to Cornell on Friday for a 7 p.m. match and plays at Columbia on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Last weekend, the Big Green went 1-1 at home with a 3-1 victory over Princeton and a 3-2 loss to Penn. In the victory over the Tigers, senior Madeline Baird (Austin, Texas) set the Dartmouth all-time kills record. With her 16 kills, the outside hitter now has 1,192 in her career. Ashley Dean ’02 previously held the record with 1,180.

In the second set with the score tied 5-5, Baird spiked a ball down the far line, which pushed her ahead of Dean for the top spot on the all-time kills list. She tied Dean in the opening set with a kill in the middle of the court to push the Big Green lead to 23-19. On the night, she recorded a match-high 16 kills and totaled 17 digs.

Dartmouth had two other players record double-digit kills. Freshman Alex Schoenberger (Corte Madera, Calif.) recorded 11 kills in two sets and senior Annie Villanueva (Santa Barbara, Calif.) had 14 kills, while hitting .562, and had a match-high five block assists. She was one of four Dartmouth players with at least four block assists. Along with Villanueva and Schoenberger, sophomore Elisa Scudder (Ashburn, Va.) and freshman Lucia Pohlman (Mill Valley, Calif.) each had four. Senior Amber Bryant (Libertyville, Ill.) led all players with 20 digs. Junior Alissa Santa Maria (Yorba Linda, Calif.) tallied a double-double with 50 assists and 13 digs.

In the loss to Penn, Dartmouth had four players with at least 10 kills. Schoenberger led the team with 18, Baird totaled 16, Villanueva recorded 12 and Pohlman tallied 10. Pohlman recorded her first career triple-double with 10 kills, 10 assists and 23 digs. It is the first triple-double for a member of the Big Green since senior Kendall Houston (Austin, Texas) recorded one in the beginning of last season. The 23 digs also set a new career-high for Pohlman. Baird and junior Alissa Santa Maria (Yorba Linda, Calif.) each had a double-double. Baird had 13 digs to go along with her 16 kills and Santa Maria had 51 assists and 14 digs.

Ivy Honors
The Ivy League honored Villanueva as the volleyball player of the week and Schoenberger (Corte Madera, Calif.) as the co-rookie of the week on Tuesday. Villanueva provided strong defense for the Big Green over the weekend with 10 total blocks (1.11 blocks per set) and hit .400 with double-digit kills in a weekend split against Princeton and Penn. Schoenberger was the co-rookie of the week with Princeton freshman Ginny Willis. For the week, the outside hitter averaged 4.14 kills per set (29 kills) and 1.43 blocks per set (10 total blocks) and hit .407 on 59 attempts.

This is the second time this season that Villanueva has earned player of the week honors. She previously garnered the award on Sept. 20. It marked the fourth time Dartmouth has earned the honor this year with Baird winning it on Sept. 13 and Oct. 25. This is the first time Schoenberger has earned the rookie of the week and the first of the season for the Big Green.

Quick Hits

  • Baird isn't the only Big Green player setting records, Bryant is 11 digs away from setting the program's all-time dig's mark. She has 1,472 digs heading into the weekend, and Dean holds the record with 1,482. If Bryant sets the record, she will hold Dartmouth's single match, season and career dig's records.
  • Also moving up the career dig's list is Baird. The outside hitter moved into sole possession of sixth place on the dig's list with 1,082. Sandy Barbut ’08 is fifth on the all-time list with 1,115.
  • Villanueva is moving closer and closer to setting the single-season hitting percentage record. She has a .368 hitting percentage on 467 total attempts. Danra Kazenski ’99 holds the all-time record with a .347 hitting percentage.


Cornell (4-18, 2-8 Ivy)
The Big Red enter the weekend with a 4-18 record overall and are 2-8 in the conference. Last weekend, Cornell hosted Brown and Yale and earned a split with a 3-1 victory over the Bears and a 3-0 loss to the Bulldogs. Madeleine Przybyl leads the team in kills with 188 and Risa Ka'awa is the team leader in digs with 385. 

Cornell leads the all-time series, 20-12. The teams first met on Oct. 14, 1994 in Ithaca with the Big Red winning, 3-0. Dartmouth earned its first victory in the series on Oct. 12, 1996. Dartmouth has won the last four contests, including earlier this season in Hanover, with the Big Red's last victory coming on Oct. 10, 2009.

Columbia (13-7, 7-3 Ivy)
The Lions enter the weekend 13-7 overall and 7-3 in the Ivy League. Columbia hosted Yale and Brown last weekend and earned a split with a 3-0 win over the Bears and a 3-1 loss to the Bulldogs. Megan Gauhn leads the team in kills with 251, and Charlee Dyroff is the team leader in digs with 352.

The two teams have played 26 times with the Big Green leading the all-time series, 18-8. The squads first met on Oct. 15, 1994 with Columbia winning at home, 3-0. Dartmouth won the next year, which started a streak of six straight wins for the Big Green. The Lions won both matches last year, which ended six straight victories for Dartmouth. Columbia won the contest between the two teams earlier this season, 3-2, in Hanover.