women's volleyball team remained perfect in Ivy League play behind a 3-1
victory over Cornell. The Tigers won the first two sets, 25-14 and 27-25,
before falling in the third set, 25-20. An early offensive rally carried
Princeton (8-7, 5-0 Ivy) to a 25-14 set four victory.
out quickly on Cornell in the first set, easily earning the victory (25-14),
but the second set proved to be a different story.
The Tigers again
set an early pace with a 5-1 lead, but the Big Red would not go down without a
fight. After holding a 19-12 advantage, Cornell would respond by taking its
first lead 25-24. A Kendall Peterkin kill evened the score and an error by the
Big Red's Lucy Zheng would put Princeton at the match point. Lydia Rudnick
would score the game-winning point off a kill.
Rudnick led the
Tigers with 19 kills in the match, adding nine digs and a pair of blocks as
In the third
set, Princeton again would take a quick advantage, 4-1, but Cornell would claw
its way back and eventually take control of the set, 9-8. From that point
forward, the Tigers were unable to find a momentum surge and the Big Red would
win the third set 25-20.
As they had done
all evening, Princeton would quickly seize the lead to open the fourth set.
Behind a 6-0 rally, the Tigers carried that momentum to cruise to a 25-14 win.
Princeton next heads New Haven, Conn. to face
Yale on Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in a battle for first place in the Ivy League.
The road trip will wrap up at Brown the following afternoon at 4 p.m.