Women's Volleyball Weekly Release - Week 5
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivies have another light week of action with just nine total matches begin played. On Tuesday, Harvard visits New Hampshire and Dartmouth hosts Providence. Both non-league matches tip at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, Columbia hosts Manhattan at 7 p.m.
Ivy matches get underway Friday with Dartmouth at Harvard, Yale at Brown and Princeton at Penn. On Saturday, Columbia hosts Cornell and Brown travels to face Yale.
Columbia will be seeking to push its win streak to double digits after winning its eighth straight last week in a 3-1 final over Cornell. Dartmouth has also been hot, opening the season with seven consecutive wins and currently holding the League’s best record at 9-2.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brown’s Kathryn Glickman (San Francisco) had a breakout match on Sept. 25 against Stony Brook, coming off the bench to tally a team-high 14 kills and 10 blocks and lead the Bears to a come-from-behind 3-2 win.
The double-double performance was the first for the sophomore middle blocker whose previous match highs were six kills and four blocks. Her 10-block output is also the highest single-match block total among all Ivy players so far this season. After playing sparingly through the first 11 matches of the season, Glickman entered the match midway through the first set and promptly put down a solo block and a block assist. The performance gave her the starting spot for the remaining four sets.
Glickman’s 10 blocks doubled her season total to 20 and she now ranks No. 4 in the Ivy League in blocks per set (0.95). She also now averages 1.78 kills per set.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Yale’s Kendall Polan (Cardiff, Calif.) earns her second Rookie of the Week honor after recording Yale’s first triple-double of the season in the Bulldogs’ Sept. 25 match against Albany.
Polan, who enters this week as the Ivy League leader in assists per set (10.51), tallied 34 assists, 17 kills and 10 digs in a 3-2 loss against the Great Danes. In a 3-1 win over Albany one night earlier, she just missed a triple-double with 45 assists, 21 digs and nine kills for the Bulldogs.
In two matches last week, Polan had 26 kills (2.89 per set), 79 assists (8.44 per set), 35 digs (3.89 per set) and three block assists. As the team’s primary setter, Polan has led Yale to a conference-best .247 team hitting percentage and 14.46 team kills per set.
Katie Cordell, Yale, JR, OH (Yorba Linda, Calif.)
2.89 KPS, 3.89 DPS, 1 SA, 1 BS, 1 BA - Team: 1-0
Megan Gaughn, Columbia, SO, OH (Winter Park, Fla.)
5.25 KPS, 3.75 DPS, 1 SA, 1 BS, 1 BA - Team: 1-0
Kendall Houston, Dartmouth, JR, S (Austin, Texas)
11.25 APS, 1.50 KPS, 2.75 DPS, 3 SA, 1 BA - Team: 1-0
Chelsea Parker, Princeton, FR, OH (Tampa, Fla.)
4.25 KPS, 2.50 DPS, 1 SA, 1 BA - Team: 1-0
Jordan Reeder, Cornell, JR, S (Zephyr Cove, Nev.)
9.75 APS, 3.25 DPS, 1 BA - Team: 0-1
Alexandra Reickhoff, Brown, FR, S (Laguna Beach, Calif.)
10.40 APS, 2.60 DPS, 2 BA - Team: 1-0
Julia Swanson, Penn, SR, OH (Houston, Texas)
4.25 KPS, 3.25 DPS - Team: 0-1
Tuesday, Sept. 28
Harvard at New Hampshire, 7 pm
Providence at Dartmouth, 7 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 29
Manhattan at Columbia, 7 pm
Friday, Oct. 1
*Dartmouth at Harvard, 7 pm
*Yale at Brown, 7 pm
*Princeton at Penn, 7 pm
Saturday, Oct. 2
*Columbia at Cornell, 2 pm
*Brown at Yale, 6 pm
Marquette at Penn, 7 pm
*Ivy League Contest