Bears Drop 3-0 Decision to Princeton
Oct. 18, 2008
Providence, R.I. - The Princeton Tigers (10-3) continued their impressive play Saturday afternoon, dealing Brown (10-8) a tough 3-0 loss. The defeat gave the Bears a split on the weekend a night after beating Penn, and moved their Ivy record to 2-4. Senior captain Natalie Meyers (Seal Beach, CA) played a solid game for Bruno, leading the team in assists and digs, with 25 and 8 respectively, and adding a pair of kills on only three attempts.
The Bears played some of their best volleyball of the season to open the first game, taking a 12-9 lead over the Tigers to open the action. Princeton showed why it is an Ivy frontrunner, however, and charged back to open up an 18-14 advantage before going on to win the opener 25-19. The Tigers continued their momentum to open the second game, jumping out to an 11-2 lead. Though Brown was able to close the gap to within 19-13 late in the game, Princeton once again held on for a 25-14 victory and a 2-0 lead overall.
With their backs against the wall in the third game the Bears came out fighting, and battled to within 11-10 at one point. However, they were unable to maintain the effort, and although it was close for much of the remainder of the game, Princeton was able to close out the match with a 25-16 win.
Sophomore Megan Toman (Newport Beach, CA) also played a solid game for the Bears, notching nine kills with a .333 attack percentage, and adding three digs, an assist, and an ace. Classmate Danielle Vaughan (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) also chipped in with four kills and two total blocks.
The Bears will be in action again on Friday, October 24, when they travel to take on the Columbia Lions at 7:00 p.m.