Camels Post 3-1 Record at MIT Invitational Newman, Schroff Named to All-Invitational Team

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--The Connecticut College volleyball team (8-3) advanced to the final of the MIT Invitational this weekend, posting victories against Wellesley, Frostburg State and MIT before falling to Springfield College in the finale. Senior Amy Newman (Los Angeles, Calif.) and junior Rachel Schroff (Palos Verdes, Calif.) were both named to the All-Invitational Team. The Camels had their six match winning streak snapped against Springfield, the second ranked team in New England with a 3-1 loss. The game scores were 20-25, 25-20, 25-21 and 25-13 in favor of Springfield. Newman had 12 kills and 12 digs en route to her fifth double-double of the season in the finale. Bianca Smith (San Jose, Calif.) contributed with eight kills and nine digs. Rachel Schroff buried nine kills and Katie Ketcham (San Francisco, Calif.) distributed 29 assists. Earlier in the day, the Camels knocked off a 13-1 MIT team that was ranked #4 in New England in a 3-0 blanking. The game scores were 25-22, 25-18 and 25-22 in favor of the Camels. Newman had 13 kills and 11 digs in the match. Ketcham finished with 30 assists and a pair of blocks. Bianca Smith had eight kills while Erin Barker (Edwards, Colo.) chipped in with four aces. Friday night, the Camels rallied from a 2-1 deficit to outlast the talented Bobcats of Frostburg State University, 3-2. Game scores were 25-27, 25-21, 23-25, 25-12 and 15-12. Frostburg advanced all the way to the NCAA round of 16 teams in 2010. Katie Ketcham dished out a career-best 57 assists to go with eight kills. Newman erupted with 26 kills. Schroff buried 19 kills to go with six digs. Earlier on Friday, the Camels secured a 3-1 victory against Wellesley College in the opening round of play. The game scores were 23-25, 25-20, 25-20 and 25-12 in favor of the Camels. Junior setter Katie Ketcham distributed 41 assists to go with three aces in the Wellesley win. Newman posted her third double-double of the season with 25 kills and 11 digs. Melissa Kohl (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.) chipped in with seven kills while sophomore Erin Barker recorded seven service aces in the win.

September 24, 2011

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