Volleyball wins UAA Championship
Before Saturday’s UAA championship game, the No. 3 Washington University women’s volleyball team had lost only five sets out of 100 on the season. Three of them came against No. 2 Emory University, which dealt Wash. U. its lone defeat on Oct. 16.
For the first two sets Saturday in New York, the Bears’ frustrations against their league rival continued. But Wash. U. fought back from a 2-0 deficit to claim the conference title and improve to 30-1, exacting revenge on Emory in the process. The 3-2 win (22-25, 16-25, 25-17, 25-20, 15-8) capped a weekend of three victories for the Bears, the first two coming against Carnegie Mellon (25-10, 25-13, 25-19) and No. 16 University of Chicago (25-15, 25-20, 25-11).
After struggling with hitting accuracy in the first two sets against Emory, the Bears were knotted in a 16-16 tie with the Eagles in the third. Two kills by senior Lauren Budde sparked a 9-1 run to end the set.
Wash. U. trailed early in the fourth set before pulling ahead late thanks in part to four assists from junior Marilee Fisher. The Bears controlled the fifth set from the start, racing out to a 6-1 lead and never allowing the Eagles closer than a four-point deficit.
Please see Monday’s issue of Student Life for a full recap.