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ITHACA, N.Y. – In its first of four straight road games, the Dartmouth volleyball team fell to Cornell, 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-12) on Friday evening. 

The Big Green are now 7-11 overall and 3-6 in Ivy League play, while the Big Red improved to 9-9 and 5-4.

Freshman Mallen Bischoff led the team with nine kills and was tied for first with nine digs with classmate Lauren Douglas, while fellow freshman Tori Dozier had nine assists and seven digs.

The teams traded points at the start of the first set until Cornell pulled ahead by two, but the Big Red did not have that lead for long, as a 3-1 Big Green running follow a kill by freshman Elise Petit and three errors on the other side of the net tied the score at 6-6. There were two more ties, the last of which was at 9-all, before the home team got away. Three straight off two Cornell errors and a kill by sophomore Carly Tower got Dartmouth within six (21-15), but four in a row gave the first set to the Big Red (25-15).

The Big Green kept it closer at the beginning of the second set, tying the score six times. Cornell got its biggest lead (14-11), but a kill by Bischoff and a Big Red error pulled Dartmouth within two (15-13). A 10-5 Cornell run – which included kills by Bischoff and Petit for Dartmouth – made it 2-0 (25-19).

The Big Red had a good start to the third set and, following a five-point run, had a 17-6 advantage. Dartmouth capitalized on Cornell errors to find its way back into the set, but a pair of Green errors ended the match (25-12).

Dartmouth will take on Columbia at 5 p.m. on Saturday.