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Dartmouth (4-5, 0-0) at Harvard (5-4, 0-0)
Date: Friday, Sept. 22
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Cambridge, Mass. – Malkin Athletic Center
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With tournament play done, Dartmouth volleyball will open Ivy League action on Friday, Sept. 22 with a single match against Harvard. With non-conference play all wrapped up, just 14 Ivy matches remain on the schedule.

Over the weekend, the Big Green traveled to Durham, New Hampshire, for the Holly Young Invitational. Throughout the two-day tournament, Dartmouth fell to Rhode Island, 3-2 (25-23, 21-25, 25-19, 20-25, 11-15) and host UNH, 3-0 (19-25, 23-25, 17-25) and defeated Siena, 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-18).

Against URI, freshman transfer Tori Dozier shined, accumulating a season-high 40 assists, while also recording four digs, four blocks and six kills. Senior Sara Lindquist led the team with 16 kills, while freshman Lauren Douglas totaled 17 digs. Sophomore Carly Tower had a good match with her seven kills and .545 hitting percentage. 

In the match versus Siena, freshman Mallen Bischoff had her first collegiate double-double with 14 kills and 10 digs to lead the team in both categories, while Dozier had 18 assists. Sophomore Abby Kott and freshman Leeza Poselski both had a .500 hitting percentage.

Later that day against UNH, Dozier had a double-double with her 23 assists and 10 digs, ending up with a .500 hitting percentage, while Lindquist had nine kills and sophomore Maddy Schoenberger led the team with 11 digs. At the conclusion of the weekend, Lindquist was named all-tournament.

Harvard enters Friday’s match with a record of 5-4 following a 3-0 weekend at the New England Challenge, defeating Boston College (3-2), Northeastern (3-1) and UMass Lowell (3-0). The Crimson are currently on a four-match winning streak following a 3-0 defeat of Tennessee Tech to end the Holiday Inn Invitational the weekend before.

The Big Green and the Crimson opened Ivy play against one another on Sept. 23, 2016 at Leede Arena. Dartmouth fell, 3-0 (25-27, 16-25, 23-25) in what proved to be a very close match. Lindquist had a good performance, ending the night with a team-leading 12 kills, five digs and two block assists. Corinne Cox led with her 15 assists and Sierra Lyle had 10 digs.

Even though conference play has not yet begun, Dartmouth is doing well among its Ancient Eight opponents: 

Blocks – 1st (20BS, 140BA, 90 Total, 2.57/set)
Digs – 6th (447, 12.77/set)

Assists – Dozier, 5th (232, 6.82/set)
Blocks – Tower, 4th (3BS, 36BA, 38 total, 1.15/set)
Digs – Douglas, 6th (114, 3.35/set)

Per Match
Blocks, 3 sets – Tower, 1st (vs. Texas Tech, 9)
Blocks, 5 sets – Tower, 2nd (vs. Eastern Washington, 8)
Blocks, 5 sets – Kott, 2nd (vs. Sacred Heart, 8)
Blocks, 5 sets – Akinwumi, 3rd (vs. Sacred Heart, 7)
Aces, 5 sets – Schoenberger, 4th (vs. Eastern Washington, 3)
Aces, 5 sets – Tower, 4th (vs. Eastern Washington, 3)

Live stats will be available on Those who subscribe to the Ivy League Network (ILN) can also watch the match online. For updates on the Big Green, follow the team on Twitter: @DartmouthVBall. 

Next weekend, the Big Green will host Columbia and Cornell.