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Volleyball Travels to Princeton and Penn

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By Doug Austin

Friday: Dartmouth (2-16; 1-7 Ivy) at Princeton (9-9; 6-2 Ivy)

Location: Princeton, N.J.

Date: Friday, October 26, 2012

Series Record: Princeton leads, 26-6

Friday: Dartmouth (2-16; 1-7 Ivy) at Penn (10-9; 5-3 Ivy)

Location: Philadelphia, Pa.

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012

Series Record: Penn leads, 26-7

HANOVER, N.H. - In its second-to-last road series of the season, the Dartmouth volleyball team will head to Princeton and Penn this Friday and Saturday. The Big Green will face the Tigers Friday night at 7 p.m., followed by the Quakers Saturday at 4 p.m.

Dartmouth was swept by both teams earlier this season at Leede Arena.

Facing Penn on Sept. 28, the Green and White fell (25-20, 25-15, 25-18) in what was their first Ivy League loss of the season. When the Tigers came to town the following night, they defeated the Big Green, 25-18 in three straight sets despite a double-double performance by freshman Kayden Cook (29 assists, 11 digs) and 13 kills from sophomore Alex Schoenberger.

In its most recent contest, Dartmouth was ousted by Harvard, 3-1 in Cambridge. The Big Green took the first set, 25-22, but couldn't hold on for the remainder of the match. Junior Elisa Scudder led the squad with 13 kills on a .375 hitting percentage with four blocks on the night.

On the season, Schoenberger leads the team with 176 kills, averaging 2.75 kills/set. Scudder is tops on the team with 55 blocks, contributing 123 kills as well. Cook has a squad-best 487 assists, while classmate Paige Caridi is tops in digs (190) and second in kills (158).

The Big Green are currently trying to snap an eight-match losing streak, dating back to Sept. 23. Dartmouth has not won since defeating Ivy foe Harvard, 3-2 in their conference opener Sept. 21 in Hanover.

Live stats for both matches will be provided via the Dartmouth Volleyball schedule page at A live video broadcast will also be available for paying subscribers.