Photos courtesy of Princeton Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Yale and Harvard recorded impressive sweeps while Princeton and Cornell went the distance to record their home wins on the opening weekend of Ivy League play.
Yale, which has won at least a share of the last three Ivy League titles and won the title outright in 2011 and 2012, won its 15th consecutive Ivy League match and 27th in the last 29 with a 3-0 sweep of Brown on Saturday evening. Kendall Polan nearly had a triple-double in just three sets with eight kills, 10 digs and 23 assists.
Harvard swept Dartmouth for the first time since 2004 as freshman Corinne Bain made an impress Ivy debut. Bain had seven kills, 14 digs and 26 assists in the three-set win.
Princeton outlasted Penn on Friday night in a five-set thriller behind Kendall Peterkin's 21 kills. Tiger freshman Lauren Miller dished out 60 assists in the match, the most by an Ivy Leaguer thus far this season. Princeton hit .313 for the match, while Penn hit .340. Kristen Etterbeek had 15 kills and 19 digs for the Quakers.
Cornell had an impressive win over their own on Saturday afternoon, defeating Columbia in five sets. After the Lions won the first set 25-12, Cornell regrouped to win the second. Columbia won the third set and had rallied to take a 24-22 lead in the fourth. But the Big Red rallied to tie the score at 24-all later won it on Macey Wilson's kill, 28-26. From there, Cornell took over the fifth with a 6-0 run that featured four kills by freshman Sarah Kramer on the way to a 15-8 win in the decisive set.
This weekend, Ancient Eight squads begin their traditional
Friday-Saturday slates. All eight matches from around the League
will be streamed on The Ivy
League® Digital Network and can be watched simulataneously
with the network's quad-view screen.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Princeton sophomore Kendall Peterkin (San Diego) played a big part in the Tigers' five-set win over Penn on Friday night. Peterkin had 21 kills, 23.5 points and eight digs in the Tigers' Ivy League opener win. Eleven of her 21 kills came in the middle two sets when the Tigers hit a combined .456. Peterkin leads the Ivy League in kills per set (3.8) and points per set (4.2).
Peterkin's Weekly Stats
1 MP, 5 SP, 21 kills, 4.20 k/set, .240 hitting pct., 23.5 pts.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Princeton setter Lauren Miller (San Diego) recorded 60 assists in her first career Ivy League match as the Tigers downed Penn in five sets on Friday night in the Ivy League opener for both teams. Miller's 60 assists are the most by a player in the Ancient Eight this season.
Miller's Weekly Stats
1 MP, 5 SP, 4 kills, 0.80 k/set, .429 hitting pct., 60 assists, 9 digs, 5.5 points
Caroline Holt, Harvard (So., MB - Laguna Beach, Calif.)
2 MP, 8 SP, 20 kills, 2.50 k/set, .350 hitting pct., 6 blks, 23.5 pts.
Breanna Wong, Cornell (So., RS - Highlands
1 MP, 5 SP, 19 kills, 3.80 k/set, .200 hitting pct., 19.0 pts.
Kendall Polan, Yale (Sr., S - Cardiff,
1 MP, 3 SP, 8 kills, 2.67 k/set, .462 hitting pct., 23 assists, 10 digs, 9.5 pts.
McHaney Carter, Yale (Sr., MB - Southlake,
1 MP, 3 SP, 8 kills, 2.67 k/set, .375 hitting pct., 5 blks, 11.0 pts
Corinne Bain, Harvard (Fr., S - Manhattan
2 MP, 8 SP, 14 kills, 1.75 k/set, .324 hitting pct., 68 assists, 30 digs, 21.0 pts.
Sarah Kramer, Cornell (Fr., OH/RS - San Dimas,
1 MP, 5 SP, 15 kills, 3.00 k/set, .157 hitting pct., 9 digs, 16.0 pts.
NCAA STATISTICAL LEADERS (Through Sept. 29):
TEAM (Top 30)
Aces Per Set: 6. Yale, 1.97
Digs Per Set: 11. Dartmouth, 17.21
INDIVIDUAL (Top 30)
Aces Per Set: 4. Corinne Baine (Harvard), 0.63; 6. Kendall Polan (Yale), 0.60; 13. Maddie Lord (Brown), 0.54; 19. Kendall Peterkin (Princeton), 0.49
Blocks Per Set: 8. Elisa Scudder (Dartmouth), 1.49
Tuesday, October 1
Dartmouth at Bryant, 7 pm
Wednesday, October 2
Brown at Rhode Island, 7 pm
Friday, October 4
*Dartmouth at Brown, 7 pm [IVY]
*Harvard at Yale, 7 pm [IVY]
*Penn at Columbia, 7 pm [IVY]
*Princeton at Cornell, 7 pm [IVY]
Saturday, October 5
*Harvard at Brown, 5 pm [IVY]
*Dartmouth at Yale, 5 pm [IVY]
*Princeton at Columbia, 5 pm [IVY]
*Penn at Cornell, 5 pm [IVY]
*Ivy League match
[IVY] match to be streamed on The Ivy League® Digital Network
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 10 - Kelly Johnson, Yale
September 17 - Breanna Wong, Cornell / Paige Caridi, Dartmouth
September 24 - Thea Derrough, Brown / Jesse Ebner, Yale
October 1 - Kendall Peterkin, Princeton
ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
September 10 - Corinne Bain, Harvard
September 17 - Brittani Steinberg, Yale
September 24 - Grace Weghorst, Harvard / Emily Astarita, Dartmouth
October 1 - Lauren Miller, Princeton
WEEKLY AWARD HISTORY
|Player of the Week
|Brown||September 24, 2013*
|Columbia||October 23, 2012*||Megan Gaughn|
|Cornell||September 17, 2013*
|Dartmouth||September 17, 2013*||Paige Caridi
|Harvard||October 16, 2012
|Penn||October 30, 2012
|Princeton||October 1, 2013
|Yale||September 24, 2013*
||Jesse Ebner, Yale
|Rookie of the Week
|Brown||September 6, 2011||Maddie Lord
|Columbia||September 18, 2012*
|Cornell||October 5, 2010||Rachel D'Epagnier|
|Dartmouth||September 24, 2013*||Emily Astarita|
|Harvard||September 24, 2013*
|Penn||October 2, 2012
|Princeton||October 1, 2013
|Yale||September 17, 2013