Nov. 16, 2001
All that would change after a two hour and five minute match in Providence, as Brown defeated the Quakers 3-1 (33-31, 30-24, 19-30, 30-27).
The first game set the tone of what would be an exciting match. While neither team performed well on the attack in the opening stanza, both sides displayed tremendous hustle on the defensive end. Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferen recorded eight digs for Penn in game one, while Laura Wells (Huntington Beach, CA) posted nine for the Bears. The final score of the game went in favor of Brown, 33-31.
In the second game, Ceneca Calvert (Irvine, CA) got Brown some crucial points on the scoreboard on serve. Both teams improved their hitting percentages, as Brown recorded .271 and Penn posted a .214. The Bears coasted to the second win of the match at 30-24.
The Quakers came out on fire in the third period, out hitting the Bears .178 to .014, holding off Brown for the win, 30-19.
The fourth and final game was a seesaw battle, with the Bears on for the win, 30-27. Four Bears finished the match with double-doubles.
Senior Corre Myer (Corona del Mar, CA) totaled 63 assists and 18 digs. Sophomore Diane Schneider recorded 15 kills and 12 digs. The junior connection of Angela Dunn (Katy, TX), and Ceneca Calvert each posted double figures in kills and digs. Dunn had 21 kills and 10 digs, while Calvert tallied 10 kills and 22 digs.
The match was a true defensive battle as Brown recorded 134 digs on the night, while Penn posted 116. Penn was outstanding in the blocking column, posting 15 on the match.
Brown and Penn are now tied for first place in the Ivy League, with each team scheduled for one more game on the season. Brown will host Princeton on Saturday afternoon at 4:00pm.