Volleyball Wins First Ivy Match of the Year, Defeating Columbia, 3-2

Oct. 18, 2003

NEW YORK, NY - The Brown volleyball team (2-11, 1-4) came back from a two games to none deficit to defeat Columbia, 3-2 (28-30, 28-30, 30-22, 30-16, 15-10), in an Ivy League match on Saturday afternoon.

The Bears were led by sophomore Karalyn Kuchenbecker, who tallied another double-double with a match-high 22 kills and 10 digs. Freshman Liz Cvitan bettered her career-high 17 kills with a 20-kill performance against the Lions, hitting .593 with only four errors. Sophomore Lauren Gibbs also had a good match, notching 14 kills and a .345 hitting percentage, while sophomore Meghan Goria pitched in 10 kills on a .429 hitting percentage.

Defensively, Brown was led by senior Kim Highlund, who reached 1,000 career digs with a team-high 18. She now has 1,003 career digs, and needs just 20 more to move into fourth place all-time at Brown. Junior Elvina Kung added 16 digs for the Bears. Sophomore setter Leigh Martin notched 62 assists in the win and added three kills and six digs.

The Bears will be back in action on Friday night, returning to the Pizzitola Center to host Dartmouth in a 7:00 p.m. Ivy League match.