October 30, 2010

Bears Fall To Princeton 3-0

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Freshman Thea Derrough (LaJolla, Calif.) tied a season-high with 13 kills, but two Princeton (12-8, 7-2) players tallied 15 kills each to power the Tigers past Brown (7-15, 1-9) in three sets (25-18, 25-16, 25-18).

Princeton, which was coming off its second Ivy League loss last night at Yale, came out strong and continued its torrid pace throughout the match. Outside hitter Lydia Rudnick registered a double-double with 15 kills and 10 digs.

The Bears held an early 4-1 lead in the first set on the strength of kills form senior Brianna Williamson (Cincinnati, Ohio) but Princeton was able to tied it up at six and then pulled away with a 12-6 run.

Brown took another early lead, 2-0, on another kill from Williamson but a 10-3 Tiger run put too much space in between the two teams as Princeton took a quick 2-0 lead.

The Bear battled form much of the third set as Derrough proved to be a force near the net. The squads traded point to the 15-all mark, but the Tigers an 8-2 run to secure control of the set and take the match 3-0. 

Freshman Alexandra Rieckhoff (Laguna Beach, Calif.) led the team with 36 digs and chipped in a kill, service ace, and six digs. Junior Annika Gliottone (Warwick R.I.) had a team-high 19 digs while Williamson finished with six kills and eight digs. 

The Bears complete the home portion of their 2010 schedule next weekend with matches against Harvard (Nov. 5, 7 p.m.) and Dartmouth (Nov. 6, 4 p.m.).  

Pictured: Freshman Thea Derrough