Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tufts Win first in years!

We traveled down to Tufts to play only our 3rd Conference Match of the season. Tufts has been one of the strongest teams in the Conference, and we hadn't beaten them in several years. Once again, we started very strongly, and won the first game behind some tough serving, and good passing, allowing our offense to really get good looks. Tufts seemed to be a little shocked, and recovered for the 2nd game by getting us out of system, and back on our heels trying to keep pace with their offense, which had picked up steam since the first game. The 3rd game was again like what we saw at Colby-Sawyer, when we came from behind to tie the game, and then pulled out the victory in the 3rd. This is what we hadn't really done earlier in the season, and to be able to accomplish that in two matches in a row, against two tough teams was an accomplishment for our team. We were able to recover from bad plays, or from good plays from Tufts much more quickly, and get back on track with our game plan. Our defense was very strong, led by our new libero Natalie DuPre, and freshmen setter Lauren Barrett did an excellent job running the offense, and serving tough. Whitney Bean, who was here last fall, but didn't play due to injury, has come out and really made a difference for us too--she was going head to head with the leading blocker in the Conference, and was only stuffed once, and had several kills for a very strong hitting %. The steady eddy's from last year are middle Josie, and outside hitters Kate and Lindsay. Our only All-Conference Selection from last year, Lexie Fisher laeds our offense day in and day out. Lexie has been a tough one for other teams to match up against, and we're happy to see that even though she's a senior, and they know what she can is capable of, she really poses problems for other teams, not just with her hitting, but also with her blocking! Great win--any win in our Conference is considered a good win, and this one was really nice to have under our belt heading into our home Conference weekend where we'll play the Maine schools!

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