Women's Volleyball Drops Only Match Of The Week

October 6, 2008

The Middlebury College women's volleyball team lost a marathon match on the road, as they fell to Skidmore 3-2. After dropping the first two sets 25-16 and 27-25, Middlebury battled back with 27-25 and 25-16 wins to tie the match at two sets apiece. The Thoroughbreds answered in the fifth set as they emerged with a 15-9 win.

First-year player Jane Handel (Evanston, Ill.) had 19 kills in the match, rookie Caroline Cordle (Atlanta, Ga.) earned 11, while sophomore Whitney Bean (Waukee, Iowa) had nine. Junior Natalie DuPre (Louisville, Ky.) came up with 27 digs defensively, followed by senior Lindsay Patterson (Aspen, Colo.) with 17 and Bean with 12 blocks, including a school-record nine block assists.
. Women's Volleyball record: 6-6
. Up next: 10/7 @ Norwich, 10/10 @ C. Sawyer, 10/12 vs. Tufts - 2:00