Dartmouth volleyball will be on the road for four straight matches, starting with Cornell and Columbia this weekend.
LAST TIME OUT
Having played all seven of its Ivy League opponents once, the Big Green started back at the top of the list with a single match against the Crimson at home. The sets were all very close, but Dartmouth fell in three (23-25, 22-25, 23-25).
Samantha Bozoian and Elise Petit were first on the team with nine kills each, while Lauren Douglas had 16 digs and Tori Dozier led with 29 assists. Morgan Dressel played well, ending up with three block assists and four kills.
SCOUTING THE BIG RED
Before last weekend, Cornell had been on a two-match winning streak, taking down Princeton and Penn by scores of 3-1 in what proved to be a very important weekend of wins. That streak was ended this past weekend when the Big Red fell to their travel partner, the Lions, 3-1.
LAST TIME AGAINST CORNELL
On Sept. 30, the day after blanking Columbia, the Big Green completed the sweep with a 3-1 victory over the Big Red at home (25-27, 29-27, 25-15, 25-17).
Dozier had a double-double with 31 assists and 14 digs, while Carly Tower and Tola Akinwumi were tied for first on the team with five block assists apiece. Olympia Nagel-Caland and Corinne Cox both had three service aces.
SCOUTING THE LIONS
After having a rough start to conference play that included six straight losses, Columbia has started to find its stride and enters Friday’s match against Harvard with two wins behind it. The Lions’ first Ivy win came against Princeton (3-2) and Columbia took that momentum into the following weekend to take down Cornell, 3-1.
LAST TIME AGAINST COLUMBIA
On Sept. 29, the Big Green had a 3-0 win over the Lions (25-18, 25-15, 25-17).
Mallen Bischoff led the team with her 11 kills and was second with 10 digs, while Dozier had a double-double with 30 assists and 12 digs. Zoe Leonard had four of Dartmouth’s seven aces and Akinwumi had some huge blocks, ending with two solos and one block assist.
IN THE CONFERENCE
As it has done since the start of conference play, Dartmouth still holds on to the top spot in blocks. The Big Green are tied for the top spot in solos and block assists, but is the outright leader in total blocks and blocks per set.
Solo Blocks – T1st (33)
Block Assists – T1st (252)
Total Blocks – 1st (159.0)
Bocks/set – 1st (2.52)
Assists – Dozier, 4th (475)
Assists/set – Dozier, 4th (7.66)
Service Aces/set – Cox, 5th (0.33)
Block Assists – Tower, 2nd (67)
Total Blocks – Tower, 2nd (73)
Blocks/set – Tower, T2nd (1.18)
Digs – Douglas, 7th (212)
Digs/set – Douglas, 6th (3.42)
CAN’T BE THERE?
Live stats will be available on dartmouthsports.com. Those who subscribe to the Ivy League Network (ILN) can also watch the matches online. For updates on the Big Green, follow the team on Twitter: @DartmouthVBall.
NEXT UP FOR DARTMOUTH
The Big Green’s last road trip of the 2017 season will be next weekend against Brown and Yale. After that, just two more home games remain on the schedule before the year comes to a close.