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Volleyball off to a strong start

Published: September 4, 2009
Section: Sports

It seems the successful pre-season training has paid off for the Brandeis women’s volleyball team. The girls won their game Tuesday against Babson 3-0 to start off the season with a win. The set scores were 25-18, 25-22, and 25-14, all in favor of Brandeis. This win was especially significant because it was the 100th career win for Coach Michelle Kim.

There are three returning seniors this year: Piera Carfagno, Bridget McAllister, and Lauren Polinsky. Nicole Smith, Abby Blasco, and Paige Blasco, all class of 2011, are also rejoining the team. Carfagno and Abby Blasco will share the duties of captain.

In addition to the more senior members of the team, “we have a group of talented first years joining us,” Kim told The Hoot. Becca Fischer, Lauren Berens, Anna Homitsky, Kristee Montijo, and Susan Sun of the class of 2013 are rounding out the team this year.

Homitsky led all players in Tuesday’s match with 14 digs. Ten kills from McAllister and eight each from Paige Blasco and Smith also aided the Judges. Abby Blasco had a match-high 30 assists while her co-captain Carfagno had six kills, four assists, and seven digs. The Judges are away this weekend at the Springfield Invitational in Springfield, MA but will host the Brandeis Invitational next weekend, Friday Sept. 11 and Saturday Sept. 12. Action for that will begin at 4 p.m.