September 6, 2008

Vollleyball Places 8th at Endicott Invitational

Emmanuel Box Score | New Jersey City Box ScoreEndicott Invitational Tournament Bracket

BEVERLY, Mass. -- The Bridgewater State College volleyball team dropped a pair of matches this afternoon to finish in eighth place at the Endicott Invitational Tournament.

Bridgewater dropped a 3-2 decision to Emmanuel College and ended the tournament with a 3-1 loss to New Jersey City University. Overall, the Bears went 0-3 at the tournament to open the 2008 season

BSC jumped out quickly against Emmanuel by winning the first two games, 25-23 and 25-22.  Emmanuel took the next three however (25-21, 25-16, 15-10) to win the match.  Against New Jersey City the Bears came out strong again, winning the opening game, 25-21.  But New Jersey rallied to win the next three games (25-21, 25-15, 25-15) to come away with the victory. 

Senior setter Elsa Apostoli (Natick, MA) registered 52 assists in the two matches to go along with 25 digs.  Apostoli tallied 29 assists and 16 digs against Emmanuel, and 23 assists and 9 digs versus New Jersey City.

Sophomore hitter Julie Clerc (Acushnet, MA) notched 27 digs and 27 kills including an impressive 18 kills and 16 digs in the loss to New Jersey.

Junior defensive specialist Brianne Cobb (New Bedford, MA) added 35 digs and junior outside hitter Alyssa Grimes (Acushnet, MA) chipped in with 18 kills.

Bridgewater State travels to the Johnson & Wales Invitational next weekend.  The Bears will take on Connecticut College (6:00) and Western Connecticut State University (8:00) on Friday night, and Keene State College (12:00) and host Johnson & Wales (2:00) on Saturday afternoon. 

 

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Tournament MVP - Steph Weise (Jr., OH, Higganum, Conn.) - Endicott College

Hayley Janelle (Sr. MB, Madbury, N.H.) - Endicott College

Kristin Hanczor (Fr., MB, Redding, Conn.) - Bowdoin

Jenna Diggs (Jr., S, La Jolla, Calif.) - Bowdoin

Kristianna Ibsen (Fr., MH, Shelton, Conn.) - Eastern Connecticut

Deanna Saltin (Jr. OH, Westwood, Mass.) - Salve Regina

 

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Elsa Apostoli (Sr., S, Natick, Mass.) - Bridgewater State

Jacqueline LeBlank (Sr., OH, Westfield, N.J.) - New Jersey City University

Megan Clary (So., OH, Cumberland, R.I.) - Emmanuel College

Brittany O'Bryant (Sr., MB, Merrimack, N.H.) - Keene State College

 

 

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Endicott College

2. Bowdoin College

3. Eastern Connecticut State Univ.

4. Salve Regina University

5. Keene State College

6. Emmanuel College

7. New Jersey City University

8. Bridgewater State College

 

 

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