The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team will welcome Baldwin Wallace University to Horsburgh Gymnasium on Wednesday, September 18th at 7:00 p.m., before traveling to Waltham, Massachusetts for the University Athletic Association Round Robin #1 on Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd.
The Spartans are set to play Washington (Mo.) University at 2:00 p.m. and the eighth-ranked University of Chicago at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, CWRU will face New York University at 10:00 a.m. to conclude the first University Athletic Association Round Robin.
Wednesday, September 18th vs. Baldwin Wallace, 7:00 PM: https://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2019-20/boxscores/20190918_43h8.xml, while a video webcast is at https://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/live.
Live stat links for the first UAA Round Robin can be found at https://athletics.case.edu/sports/wvball/2019-20/schedule once they are made available.
CWRU Spartans (4-7)
The Spartans won one out of three matches played at the Carnegie Mellon DoubleTree Invitational, hosted by Carnegie Mellon University, this past weekend. CWRU earned a 3-0 win (25-10, 25-8 and 25-18) against Washington & Jefferson College on Saturday.
Senior middle hitter Haley Sims paced the squad with 43 kills on a .352 hitting percentage over the weekend, while junior middle hitter Katie Kaminski recorded 31 kills and hit .342. Senior Faith Ellis and freshman Sara Rogers set up the Spartan offense, with Ellis tallying 62 assists and Rogers totaling 49. Defensively, senior outside hitter Brianna Lemon had a team-high 40 digs and Sims chipped in 15 total blocks.
Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets (12-0)
The Yellow Jackets will enter Wednesday's match coming off of a 4-0 weekend at the Ginny Hunt Kilt Classic in Wooster, Ohio. Junior middle hitter Taylor Brown was named to the All-Tournament team.
For the season, BW has averaged 12.40 kills per set, 10.91 assists per set and 1.21 blocks per set. Taylor Brown leads the Yellow Jackets with 113 kills, while Ivy Earl is close behind with 104. Kathleen Egan sets up the offense as she has tallied 397 assists for the season. Defensively, Sarah Reinhard has totaled 181 digs, while Earl has contributed 119 to the team total.
Washington (Mo.) Bears (9-4)
The Bears have averaged 12.8 kills per set, 11.7 assists per set and 1.7 blocks per set. Tricia Brown currently leads WashU with 142 kills and Kirby Knapp has set up the Bears offense with 500 assists. Defensively, Zoe Baxter has recorded a team-high 216 digs, while Leila King has registered 50 total blocks.
WashU will also face New York and Chicago during the first UAA Round Robin. They will face the Violets on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and then conclude the weekend with a match against the Maroons on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.
#8 Chicago Maroons (9-1)
The Maroons have averaged 13.45 kills per set, 12.52 assists per set and 2.02 blocks per set. Anne Marie Stifter leads Chicago with 95 kills and Emma Griffith has set up the Maroons offense with 369 assists. Defensively, Katherine Wilson has recorded a team-high 159 digs, while Madison Pearson has registered 34 total blocks.
Chicago opens the first UAA Round Robin against New York on Saturday at 12:00 p.m., before facing the Spartans at 4:00 p.m.
New York Violets (10-1)
The Violets have averaged 12.5 kills per set, 11.6 assists per set and 2.5 blocks per set this season. Haley Holz currently leads NYU with 119 kills and Nicole Dao has set up the Violets offense with 203 assists. Defensively, Jacqueline Kupeli has recorded a team-high 209 digs, while Kelsey Kraetz has registered 42 total blocks.
New York will open the Round Robin against Chicago and WashU on Saturday, before facing the Spartans on Sunday.
Junior middle hitter Katie Kaminski currently ranks third in the University Athletic Association with a .382 hitting percentage…Senior outside hitter Brianna Lemon ranks fifth in the UAA with 101 kills…The Spartans are averaging 11.67 kills per set, 10.72 assists per set and 1.51 blocks per set this season.