Oct. 4, 2004
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - MIT finished in second place at the Tufts University Invitational, falling to the host Jumbos, 30-25, 30-28, 21-30, 30-26, in the championship match. Caroline Jordan and Austin Zimmerman represented the Engineers (15-5) on the All-Tournament Team.
Tech opened the weekend by sweeping Wellesley College, 34-32, 30-20, 31-29. Caroline Jordan posted her first double-double of the tournament, finishing with 12 kills and 12 digs. She also added a pair of aces and assisted blocks. Arlis Reynolds totaled 10 kills, two aces, and eight digs while Joy Hart had eight kills, three aces, and 17 digs. Frances Rogoz and Briana Stephenson combined for 14 kills and six assisted blocks while Austin Zimmerman tallied nine kills, 35 assists, seven digs, one solo and assisted block.
MIT closed Friday's competition with another sweep, defeating Roger Williams University, 30-13, 30-19, 30-15. Ellen Sojka paced the attack with 14 kills and contributed three assisted blocks. Stephanie Reed had eight kills, one ace, and five assisted blocks in two games. Alexandra Huston-Carico totaled five kills, two aces, one solo and two assisted blocks while Austin Zimmerman and Arlis Reynolds each posted three aces. Zimmerman also dished out 35 assists in two games.
The Engineers continued to roll in the semifinals against Bridgewater State College on Saturday, defeating the Bears, 30-24, 30-14. Caroline Jordan led the way with 12 kills and had nine digs. Joy Hart and Rose Zhong each tallied eight digs and two aces, with Hart notching a team-best 12 digs. Austin Zimmerman and Briana Stephenson both totaled six kills as Zimmerman dished out 41 assists. Carrie Buchanan finished the match with a team-high three aces while Lisa Rossi contributed two. Alice Chou added eight digs to help Tech's cause.
In the championship match against Tufts, Caroline Jordan earned her second double-double of the weekend with 15 kills and 13 digs. She also had two aces, one solo block and two assisted blocks. Joy Hart tallied a team-high 19 digs and added 12 kills and two aces. Frances Rogoz finished with 15 kills while Austin Zimmerman totaled 53 assists, two aces, and 14 digs. With 11 digs, Arlis Reynolds became the newest member of the MIT 1000 Dig Club.
The next match for MIT will be on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 7:00 p.m. when it hosts Clark University.