ST. LOUIS – The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team split a pair of matches on day one of the 2013 University Athletic Association Round Robin #2 at WU Fieldhouse. The Spartans swept Brandeis University (Mass.) to open the day but saw the roles reversed versus No. 11 nationally ranked Washington University.
Case (12-13, 1-4 UAA) will conclude the weekend tomorrow with two more matches versus the University of Rochester (N.Y.) at 12:00 p.m. (CT) and No. 19 University of Chicago at 2:00 p.m. (CT).
Versus Brandeis (9-15, 1-4 UAA), the Spartans won by scores of 25-20, 25-19 and 25-15.
Sophomore outside hitter Carolyn Bogart (New Berlin, Wis./New Berlin Eisenhower) led the attack with a match-high 14 kills and added to the defensive effort with nine digs. Freshman outside hitter Isabelle Wagner (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake) hit a whopping .588 with 12 kills versus just two errors in 17 attempts, and sophomore setter Robyn Marks (Waterford, Mich./Waterford Mott) paced the offense with 27 assists.
On the defensive side of the net, sophomore libero Katie Best (Sewickley, Pa./North Allegheny) and sophomore specialist Kayla Petro (Columbia Station, Ohio/Olmsted Falls) finished with 12 and 11 digs, respectively.
The Judges were led by Si-Si Hensley with eight kills and 14 digs.
Washington-St. Louis (20-5, 4-1 UAA), Case's fifth opponent ranked in the top 12 of the American Volleyball Coaches Association national poll, won by scores of 25-13, 25-17 and 25-14.
Freshman right side hitter Marian Barton (Custer Park, Ill./Reed-Custer) and rookie outside hitter Kenya Moyers (Garfield Heights, Ohio/Garfield Heights) were the most productive Spartans in the attack with six and five kills, respectively. Marks was limited to 11 assists, and Best recorded 15 digs.
The Bears picked up a combined 25 kills from Caroline Dupont and Jackie Nelligan.