Bogart and Marks Post Double-Doubles, Spartans Pick Up Sweep at BW

The Spartans swept their second straight opponent from Greater Cleveland. (photo by Domiana Whitten)
The Spartans swept their second straight opponent from Greater Cleveland. (photo by Domiana Whitten)

BEREA, Ohio – The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team picked up its second straight sweep of a Greater Cleveland rival with scores of 25-19, 25-15 and 25-16 versus Baldwin Wallace University on Wednesday night at Ursprung Gymnasium.

The Spartans (9-4) also swept John Carroll University at home last Wednesday. The Yellow Jackets (12-8) had won five of their last six entering the match.  

Statistically, junior outside hitter Carolyn Bogart (New Berlin, Wis./New Berlin Eisenhower) posted her first double-double of 2014 and sixth career with a match-high 11 kills and team-best 13 digs. Junior setter Robyn Marks (Waterford, Mich./Waterford Mott) added her 15th career double-double with 19 assists and 11 digs.

The key moment in the match came early on after BW had built a 17-14 first-set lead. Out of a timeout, the Spartans rattled off six points in a row as part of an 11-2 run to close the set. That momentum carried well into the second as the Spartans opened with an 8-0 run en route to the set win.

Junior middle hitter Haley Kauffman (Hartville, Ohio/Lake) registered seven kills on just 12 attempts (.583) and added three total blocks to the defensive effort.

The Yellow Jackets were led by Arlayna Newcomer with 28 digs.

The Spartans will return to action with a pair of matches in Marietta, Ohio on Saturday, September 27. The team will face Otterbein University and Marietta College as part of the BSN River City Volleyball Tournament at 2:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., respectively.