Oct. 26, 2004
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - MIT recorded a season-high 64 kills for a three-game match and rolled over NEWMAC-rival Smith, 3-0, on Tuesday night in Northampton. Rose Zhong continues to terminate the ball at a torrid pace; guiding the Engineers with a match-high 18 kills and a hitting percentage of .417. With the win, MIT improves to 23-8 overall and 8-0 in the NEWMAC.
Smith (18-10, 5-3 NEWMAC) was unable to generate much offense after falling, 31-29, in a tight first game. In game two, the MIT attack took control with Rogoz collecting eight kills to lead the way. Tech cruised after the initial surge to capture game two, 30-20.
The Engineers duplicated their effort from game two in the third round, although the team shifted to Caroline Jordan to provide the knockout blow. Jordan totaled seven kills in the final game and finished the match with 14 total and a .428 hitting percentage.
MIT has hit the ball very well in its last two games, capping Tuesday's victory with a team hitting average of .352. Junior Austin Zimmerman was brilliant in her return to the lineup, setting a season-high51 assists and outdistancing her average of 11.6helpers per game. Zimmerman also added 14 digs to share match-high honors with teammate Arlis Reynolds.