Holly Young Invitational
The Dartmouth volleyball team will close tournament play at the Holly Young Invitational, facing Rhode Island, Siena and host UNH. The match against the Wildcats will be available on ESPN3.
LAST TIME OUT
Last Friday and Saturday, the Big Green hosted the Dartmouth Invitational, wrapping up the weekend with a record of 2-1 following a 3-1 loss to Syracuse (25-22, 14-25, 21-25, 17-25), a 3-1 win over Iona (25-18, 16-25, 25-16, 25-22) and an exciting five-set victory over Sacred Heart (17-25, 25-22, 10-25, 25-21, 16-14).
Freshman transfer Tori Dozier and sophomore Abby Kott were named All-Tournament for their performances in the three matches. Dozier accumulated 84 digs, 30 digs and eight total blocks, while Kott had 31 kills, a .385 hitting percentage and 15 total blocks.
Freshman Tola Akinwumi appeared in her first collegiate match against Sacred Heart, coming up big with six block assists. Classmates Mallen Bischoff and Lauren Douglas also played large roles in Dartmouth’s success throughout the weekend. Bischoff had a combined 20 kills, four aces and 30 digs, while Douglas had 59 digs.
SCOUTING THE RAMS
Rhode Island enters the weekend with a record of 3-6 throughout three tournaments. This past weekend, the Rams went 1-2 following a 3-2 win over Marist and 3-1 losses to Northeastern and Columbia at the Art Michael Invitational. This is the first time that the teams are meeting.
SCOUTING THE SAINTS
With a record of 0-8, Siena is looking for its first win of the season in Durham. The Saints have dropped all of their matches by scores of 3-0. Dartmouth owns a 4-0 advantage over Siena dating back to a 3-2 win in 1996. The last time the Big Green and the Saints met was in 2001, when Dartmouth had a 3-0 victory.
SCOUTING THE WILDCATS
The host enters its fourth and final tournament of the season with a 2-9 mark. This past weekend at the Fairfield Invitational, UNH dropped all three matches to Washington State (3-0), Fairfield (3-1) and Northeastern (3-2). The Big Green and the Wildcats have had a steady rivalry since 1989, but have not played each other since the 2014 season. Dartmouth leads in the all-time series, 18-12.
CAN’T BE THERE?
Live stats and a video stream will be available for all three of Dartmouth’s matches, with the final one against UNH being available on ESPN3. For updates on the Big Green, follow the team on Twitter: @DartmouthVBall.
NEXT UP FOR DARTMOUTH
With tournament play wrapped up, just 14 Ivy League matches remain on the 2017 schedule. The weekend after the Holly Young Invitational, Dartmouth will play just one match, heading to Cambridge to face Harvard on Friday, Sept. 22.