Sept. 20, 2008
Providence, R.I. - The Brown volleyball team (6-1) swept Quinnipiac University (1-12) on Saturday morning during the second day of the Brown Invitational. Senior Natalie Meyers (Seal Beach, CA) led the way for the Bears, recording a match-high 33 assists in three games along with eight defensive digs and a service ace.
The first set was a dominant one for Brown, as the team raced out to a 10-2 lead and then cruised home to a 25-13 victory. The Bears held Quinnipiac to a miniscule .065 hitting percentage, extending their league-leading team defense percentage. The Bobcats rallied back in the second game, jumping out to an early 10-5 lead. Not to be denied, however, the Bears came back to tie it at 16, and the two teams then traded points until Bruno was able to come out on top in overtime by a score of 26-24. Seizing the momentum of their second set win, the Bears came out firing in the final game, hitting an impressive .360 while again shutting down the Bobcats. Quinnipiac was held to a .000 hitting percentage, hitting only three kills against three errors.
Sophomore Megan Toman (Newport Beach, CA) also had a strong game for Brown, leading the team with 11 kills and adding two digs. Freshman Laurielle Hofer (Laguna Beach, CA) continued her strong weekend as well, recording eight kills on .583 hitting, while senior Lyndse Yess (Eugene, OR) provided steady play with seven kills and five digs.
The Bears will be in action again this evening as they take on Bryant College in the final game of the Brown Invitational.