November 2, 2013

NOTEBOOK: Bulldogs Spread the Wealth, Win With Balance

Midzik Becomes Fifth Bulldog to Lead in Kills

HANOVER, N.H. -- Yale's offense this season has come from many different sources.  Friday night's win at Dartmouth provided another example.

Maya Midzik became the fifth different player to lead the team in kills -- a career-high 13 -- in Yale's ninth straight Ivy win to start the season.  

Midzik's team-high Friday night joined Mollie Rogers, Jesse Ebner, Kelly Johnson and Brittani Steinberg to pace the team at least once this year.

Two more players - Kendall Polan and McHaney Carter - have both reached double-figures in kills this season. Polan had a personal-season-best 10 against now-No. 7 Missouri, and Carter had a season-high 12 and hit .667 in a win over Army at the Pentagon.  

Yale took firm control Friday night against Dartmouth and ended the third set in fitting fashion - with its final four points produced by four different hitters - symbolic of Yale's depth.

Polan, who tied an conference-season-high with 50 assists in a four-set match, set up Johnson to give Yale a 22-15 lead.  Next up, Steinberg delivered off a set from Polan.  On the next point, Steinberg returned the favor to Polan, who converted before Midzik finished off the set.  

Midzik notched set point in the third and match point in the fourth for Yale, which extended in historic Ivy League win streak to 23 matches.  

Yale has seven different players who average at least 1.21 kills per set.  

Other highlight's from Friday night's victory at Dartmouth:

 Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity