Sept. 28, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Briana Stephenson celebrated her 20th birthday by leading MIT to a 30-8, 30-21, 30-14 victory over NEWMAC foe Mount Holyoke College. She paced the Engineers' attack with 11 kills on just 14 attempts. With the win, Tech improves to 15-3 overall and 4-0 in conference action. In addition, head coach Paul Dill became the all-time winningest coach in the program's history, bringing his 10-year career total to 250. The previous mark of 249 wins was established by Karyn Altman who directed the women's volleyball squad from 1983-91.
Amanda Morris dished out 33 assists as MIT hit .429 as a team, with Ellen Sojka adding six kills and Lucy Wang and Caroline Jordan each chipping in five. The Engineers equaled a season-high 19 aces for the match, as NEWMAC Player of the Week Arlis Reynolds, Sojka and Alex Huston-Carico each scored four times from the service line.
MIT next faces undefeated Bridgewater State College and nationally-ranked No. 23 Eastern University in the first night of the Tufts University Invitational held in Rockwell Cage on Friday.