ITHACA, N.Y. – The Dartmouth women’s volleyball dropped its fifth straight Ivy League contest on Friday, falling to Cornell, 3-1, inside Newman Arena.
The Big Green (10-15, 3-10 Ivy) took the first set, 25-23, before losing the last three, 25-27, 18-25, 19-25, to the Big Red (8-15, 4-9 Ivy). Cornell swept the season series versus the team from the Upper Valley for the second straight season.
The Green and White registered 51 kills with 47 assists while the Big Red had 63 and 58, respectively. On the defensive end, Dartmouth had 71 digs and nine blocks and the Big Red tallied 83 digs and 13 blocks.
Defensively, a trio of Dartmouth players had three or more total blocks as Elisa Scudder, Kaira Lujan and Emily Astarita combined for 11 blocks (2-solos and 9-assists). Four members of the team registered double-digit dig totals led by sophomore Paige Caridi with 19. Freshman Libero Julia Lau added 14 and classmate Molly Kornfeind had 13.
Offensively, the Big Green were led by Caridi with a match-high 17 kills. Astarita and Kornfeind had eight kills while Scudder added nine in her penultimate game as a member of the team. As a team, The Green had an attack percentage of .145 compared to .244 by the Big Red.
Dartmouth ends the regular season tomorrow, Nov. 16, traveling to New York City to square off with Columbia in Ancient Eight action. The Big Green are looking end a six-game skid to Lions and avenge an early season five-set loss in Hanover.