NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The Bulldogs did it with defense and timely hitting to win their Ivy League opener over Brown on Friday night.
It was Kott who started a 12-3 run to close out the first set for the Bulldogs. In the midst of the spurt, Gray Malias, Kaitlyn Gibbons and Izzy Simqu struck for consecutive kills to give the Bulldogs a 23-22 lead. Wirth and Gibbons closed out the set with back to back kills.
In the second set, Yale hit .370 and went on a 14-3 run during one stretch.
In the deciding third set, Wirth broke a 21-21 tie with a kill. Dixit put the Bulldogs at match point before Kott closed out the match.
The Bulldogs host Penn on Friday at 7 p.m., and Princeton at 5 p.m. next Saturday.
Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity