Volleyball competes in round robin
In the first round of the UAA Round Robin Volleyball Tournament on last Saturday and Sunday, the women Tartans came away with a third place finish, tying with Union College. Winning three games a piece, Washington University at St. Louis and New York University tied for first and Emory University and University of Rochester tied for second, winning two games each.
On day one of the tournament which was hosted by Carnegie Mellon, Carnegie Mellon lost to Washington in all three matches. Washington have been the reigning champions of this tournament since 1989 and is nationally ranked. When asked how it was to play such a highly ranked team, first-year Kate Stepp said, ?We had an extra special focus on this particular game because of their reputation as such a strong group of girls.?
On Sunday the women came back to defeat Case Western Reserve University in all three matches.
They then played Emory in a very close game where they played five matches before Emory defeated the Tartans 3?2. The third match was a particularly close one, with the teams staying within two points of eachother the entire game until CMU pulled away toward the end to defeat Emory. First-year Abbie Toney said, ?It was a good loss because they are also a top team. We also made it to a fifth match with them.? The fifth match came down to a score of 15?13 for Emory.
The Carnegie Mellon University women?s volleyball team recently found a spot in the top 25 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll for the first time during their season. The Tartans are currently ranked 25th with 22 points.
Round two of the Round Robin will be October 16 and 17 at the University of Chicago, which will lead up to the 18th Annual UAA Championship Tournament, to be held at Emory on November 5 and 6.