The Princeton women's volleyball team knew the Dartmouth-Harvard road trip would be a tough one, and it suffered a tough start Friday night. After being even after two sets, the Big Green took control of the match and defeated Princeton 3-1 at Leede Arena.
Princeton fell 25-20, 22-25, 25-19, 25-15 to drop to 14-7 overall, 7-2 in the Ivy League. That loss, combined with the 3-1 Yale victory at Columbia, leaves the Tigers one match behind Yale in the Ivy League standings with five matches to play. Columbia is one match behind Princeton and two matches behind Yale.
Princeton was again led by its All-Ivy duo of Cathryn Quinn and Lydia Rudnick, who combined for 27 of Princeton's 45 kills. Quinn had 14 kills and two blocks, while Rudnick recorded 13 kills and 17 digs for the Tigers, who will head to Harvard Saturday.
Freshman Francie Jenkins recorded five kills for the Tigers, while sophomore Chelsea Parker added four kills and 13 digs. Freshman Ginny Willis recorded 38 assists, while senior Hillary Ford added 17 digs. Freshman outside Sarah Hanna had three kills, while middles Leah Jordan and Nicole Kincade both added two kills.