Sept. 13, 2004
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - MIT had a solid weekend at the Bomber Invitational hosted by Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. On Friday, the Engineers (5-2) swept SUNY Oneonta (30-27, 30-19, 30-14) and host Ithaca (32-30, 30-22, 30-25). The next day, Tech fell to nationally-ranked Williams College (29-31, 23-30, 30-25, 30-27, 15-12) and New York University (30-23, 30-18, 30-27). Setter Austin Zimmerman represented the Cardinal and Silver on the All-Tournament team.
In MIT's opening match with Oneonta, Ellen Sojka tallied a team-high 14 kills and had eight digs and one solo block. Arlis Reynolds collected 12 kills, eight digs, and two assisted blocks while Caroline Jordan finished with a team-best 11 digs and added eight digs and three aces. Joy Hart had nine digs and two aces while Austin Zimmerman dished out 21 assists and notched three aces.
Joy Hart led the way for the Engineers in their match against Ithaca. She paced the squad with 13 kills and 22 digs while Arlis Reynolds totaled 11 kills and 16 digs. Caroline Jordan and Frances Rogoz both finished with nine kills while Jordan added nine digs, two aces, two solo blocks and one assisted block. Austin Zimmerman tallied 40 assists and a pair of aces and assisted blocks.
In Saturday's action against No. 18 Williams, Arlis Reynolds was Tech's leader in kills and digs, totaling 21 and 22, respectively. Caroline Jordan and Joy Hart also had double-doubles, with Jordan tallying 10 kills and 18 digs while Hart had 12 kills and 19 digs. Briana Stephenson finished with a team-high five assisted blocks and Frances Rogoz had 11 kills. Austin Zimmerman collected 61 assists, 17 digs, two aces and two solo blocks.
The final match of the tournament pit MIT against No. 1 NYU. Caroline Jordan posted a team-best nine digs while Joy Hart led the Engineers with 11 digs. Frances Rogoz tallied seven kills while Austin Zimmerman dished out 22 assists.
On Tuesday, Sept. 14, MIT will travel to NEWMAC foe Wellesley College. The Engineers will host Tufts University at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15 and Babson College at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18.