Volleyball Drops 3-0 Decision at Dartmouth

Volleyball Drops 3-0 Decision at Dartmouth

HANOVER, N.H. – Junior Courtney Palm tallied a team-high eight kills on .300 hitting, but Brown University volleyball fell at Dartmouth College, 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-19), on Saturday evening at Leede Arena.

Completing the first half of Ivy League play, the Bears (6-12, 1-6 Ivy) pushed the hosts in the third period but fell to the Big Green (7-9, 3-4 Ivy) in straight sets.

Supporting Palm (St. Louis, Mo.), sophomore Jacqueline Jacobs (Atlanta, Ga.) totaled six kills and five blocks while junior Sabrina Stillwell (Laguna Beach, Calif.) added six kills.

Junior Elisa Merten (Woodside, Calif.) posted 12 assists and seven digs, and senior Melissa Cairo (Hillsborough, Calif.) contributed a team-high 11 digs.

The Big Green took a 13-6 lead midway through the first set. Brown remained within 20-15 before the hosts closed the set on a 5-1 run to win the frame 25-16.

In set two, Dartmouth jumped out to an 8-3 edge and remained ahead at 14-6. The Bears sliced the lead to 16-10, but the Big Green did not allow the visitors to pull any closer in the eventual 25-14 set win.

Neither side held a lead larger than three points in set three until Dartmouth won the period's last five points to claim the final frame, 25-19. Brown pulled ahead 17-16 and kept the score tied at 18-18, but the Big Green closed the stanza on a 7-1 run. Palm landed five kills in the set.

For Dartmouth, Samantha Bozoian registered a match-high nine kills, Tori Dozier dished out a match-best 26 assists with 10 digs, and Lauren Douglas led the match with 15 digs.

Next, Brown hosts Yale on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pizzitola Sports Center to open the second half of Ivy League play. 

Video of all Brown volleyball home contests and all Ivy League matches, home and away, will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Network.