Women's Volleyball Back on Track with Huge Conference Sweep of Baruch
Brooklyn, NY---After dropping a couple of non-conference matches over the weekend, the Brooklyn College women's volleyball team bounced back in a big way sweeping Baruch College, 3-0 (23, 20, 9), in conference play this evening at the West Quad Center. Brooklyn improves to 9-3 overall and 4-1 in CUNYAC with the win while the Bearcats drop to 5-9 overall and 2-2 against conference opponents. The Bulldogs will take to the road on Saturday, September 29, for a tri-match at the US Merchant Marine Academy where they will play the host at 11:00 am and Bard College at 1:00 pm. The Bulldogs would jump out to big leads to start all three sets. However, the Bearcats would claw their way back into the first two sets, making for back-to-back exciting endings. In the first set, with the Bulldogs leading 24-18, Baruch would rally for five straight scores to pull within a point of the Bulldogs down the stretch. However, Brooklyn regrouped for the final point as sophomore outside hitter Yana Shaposhnikova put a kill away assisted by sophomore setter, Claudia Moi. Shaposhinkova had strong overall performance, finishing with five kills, four service aces, and a match-high 17 digs. Brooklyn found itself up big once again in the second set, leading 24-14. However, the Bearcats didn't lay down, making a six-score push to cut the Brooklyn lead to 24-20. The Bulldogs would eventually respond with a kill put away by senior middle hitter, Lucy Yazikova, assisted by freshman setter, Ezri Shor. Shor would finish the evening with six kills, 10 assists, and nine digs. The final set did not provide the dramatics of the first and second, as the Bulldogs dominated from the start, jumping out to a 5-0 lead and never looking back. Brooklyn sophomore setter, Kate Meltsin, provided a punch off of the bench with her serve. She finished with four service aces to go along with seven assists. The Bulldogs finished with nine service aces to the Bearcats' one on the evening. Bulldog senior outside hitter, Michaela Appel, led the way with a match-high 13 kills.