Volleyball Falls To Penn In Ivy League Playoff, Finishes Season 16-11, 11-3

Volleyball Falls To Penn In Ivy League Playoff, Finishes Season 16-11, 11-3

Nov. 20, 2001

The Brown volleyball team captured the attention of everyone in the Ivy League this season, as the team never once fell below third place in the League, and came on strong in the last few matches of the season to earn a share of the Ivy League Title. Stellar play and strong senior leadership forced Tuesday night's Ivy League playoff match with Penn at Yale. Prior to the match, the captains of both teams were presented with the trophy commemorating the shared Title.

The Bears rallied back from an early deficit in game one to capture the first game of the match, 30-28. In the second game, sophomore Diane Schneider (Saratoga, CA) continued to perform well on the Bear attack, but Brown could not capitalize on her efforts, and Penn took the game 25-30.

As the third game progressed, Penn pulled away, and it seemed as though the Quakers would coast to an easy victory. The Bears battled back, and earned crucial points on serve. Despite a late rally, Brown was unable to overcome the early Quaker lead, falling 24-30.

In the third game, it was all Penn, as the Quakers hit a combined .389% to Brown's .050%.

Penn was solid on defense, as five players tallied double digits in digs, including Stacey Carter, who got down for 17 digs, while recording six blocks on the night. Carter was impressive on the attack as well, posting 25 kills. Jodie Antypas also had a solid all around match for Penn, recording 36 assists, 4 aces, 5 kills, 11 digs, and 1 block.

For the Bears, Diane Schneider recorded 24 kills, 3 aces, and 14 digs. Angela Dunn (Katy, TX) posted 21 kills and 11 digs. Both Schneider and Dunn recorded strong hitting percentages on the match, at .435 and .390, respectively.

Senior Corre Myer (Corona del Mar, CA) had a solid night in her final match in a Brown uniform. Myer tallied 62 assists and 11 digs. Her 62 assists raise her career total to 4,026. Myer finsihes as Brown's all-time career assists leader.

The Bears end the season at 16-11 overall and 11-3 in the Ivy League, with a Co-Ivy League Championship as part of the 2001 season.