Volleyball commences UAA play, goes 2–1

The Carnegie Mellon volleyball team began conference play this past weekend as the host of the first University Athletic Association (UAA) round robin of the season.
The Tartans continued their streak Saturday with a victory over Case Western Reserve University in a quick three games, setting the tone for the match in their first game, winning 25–8.

Sophomore hitter Caroline Size started the match with three kills in the first game and another five in the second. Sophomore Aislinn McCloskey and senior Chisom Amaechi also added three kills each in the first game. Junior setter Sam Carter shined in the second game, tallying 13 of her 38 total assists.

The Tartans came away with a 25–21 win in the second game and decided the match with a 25–19 win in the third game.

Carnegie Mellon went on split the team’s matches Sunday, falling to Washington University in St. Louis 3–0 but bouncing back to defeat Rochester University 3–0. Once again, Size led the Tartans with 10 kills in the match against Rochester. Junior Jessica Brackin added nine kills and Carter had 33 assists.

Overall, the weekend was a success for the Tartans, and even with the one loss, the team is content with its showing.

“We played really well this weekend; Wash. U. is a very respected team and we hope to take away what we need to from this weekend to find even more success against the UAA teams next weekend,” said junior Cara Fatigati.

Carnegie Mellon will prepare for the team’s next UAA round robin with a home match against Geneva College Thursday. Game time is set for 7 p.m. in Skibo Gymnasium.