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Bulldogs Sweep Brown, Extend Win Streak to Five

Tristin Kott, left, and Franny Arnautou.
Tristin Kott, left, and Franny Arnautou.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The Bulldogs hit .500 for match and extended their win streak to five matches in a 3-0 win over Brown on Saturday evening.

The scores of the match were 25-16, 25-6 and 25-17.  With the win, the Bulldogs improved to 7-1 in the Ivy League and 13-4 overall.

Yale had only three attack errors over the final two sets, including a .706 clip as a team in the second set with only one error on 17 swings. The Bulldogs followed that up with a .562 hitting percentage in the final set.  Samantha Bray had 10 kills on 16 swings without an error and hit .625.  Bray added four blocks to help the Bulldogs to a 9-1 edge in total team blocks.  

Ellis DeJardin, the reigning three-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week, had 10 kills, eight digs, a service ace and a solo block.  Frances Arnautou had 30 assists, six digs, five blocks and one ace.  Yale also held a 36-20 advantage in digs, including 15 from Kate Swanson.  

Yale returns to action on Friday to host Princeton at 6 p.m.  The Bulldogs and Tigers are tied for first place in the Ivy standings and the match wil be nationally televised on ESPNU.

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity