September 25, 2010

Tufts University Defeats Wellesley College for MIT Volleyball Invitational Crown

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Tufts University became the third team in the history of the MIT Women's Volleyball Invitational to be crowned champions three years in a row following a 25-16, 25-21, 25-21 victory over Wellesley College on Saturday. Tufts swept Williams College, 25-14, 25-19, 25-15, last year's runner-up, to advance to the title match while Wellesley defeated Springfield College, 19-25, 29-27, 25-22, 25-23, en route to its first championship match appearance since 1999.

All-Tournament Team
Kelly Schulte, MIT
Nicole Ballon-Landa, Williams College
Kelsea Hellyar, Springfield College
Taylor King, Wellesley College
Isabel Custodio, Wellesley College
Kendall Lord, Tufts University

Tournament MVP: Caitlin Updike, Tufts University

Final Standings
1. Tufts University
2. Wellesley College
3. Springfield College
4. Williams College
5. MIT
6. Endicott College
7. Vassar College
8. DeSales University
9. North Park University
10. Connecticut College
11. Colby College
12. Smith College

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Gold Bracket

Semifinals
Tufts University def. Williams College, 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-15)
Wellesley College def. Springfield College, 3-1 (19-25, 29-27, 25-22, 25-23)

Championship
Tufts University def. Wellesley College, 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-21)

Consolation (Third Place)
Springfield College def. Williams College, 3-0 (27-25, 25-17, 25-22)

Silver Bracket
MIT def. Vassar College, 3-1 (27-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-8)
Endicott College def. DeSales University, 3-1 (25-13, 25-21, 21-25, 25-22)

Championship (Fifth Place)
MIT def. Endicott College, 3-1 (20-25, 25-12, 25-23, 25-19)

Consolation (Seventh Place)
Vassar College def. DeSales University, 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-21)

Bronze Bracket
North Park University def. Smith College, 3-0 (26-24, 25-16, 25-17)
Connecticut College def. Colby College, 3-0 (25-18, 25-10, 25-17)

Championship (Ninth Place)
North Park University def. Connecticut College, 3-0 (26-24, 25-23, 26-24)

Consolation (11th Place)
Colby College def. Smith College, 3-2 (25-18, 25-16, 18-25, 22-25, 15-13)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Pool A
MIT def. North Park University, 3-2 (25-11, 20-25, 18-25, 25-22, 16-14)
Williams College def. North Park University, 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-19)
Williams College def. MIT, 3-1 (25-19, 25-17, 26-28, 25-16)

Pool B
Springfield College def. Endicott College, 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-16)
Endicott College def. Colby College, 3-0 (25-22, 29-27, 33-31)
Springfield College def. Colby College, 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-14)

Pool C
Wellesley College def. Connecticut College, 3-2 (25-15, 25-22, 25-27, 17-25, 18-16)
Wellesley College def. DeSales University, 3-1 (25-22, 25-21, 16-25, 25-23)
DeSales University def. Connecticut College, 3-2 (25-19, 31-29, 20-25, 27-25, 15-10)

Pool D
Tufts University def. Smith College, 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-11)
Vassar College def. Smith College, 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-23)
Tufts University def. Vassar College, 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-12)