Women's Volleyball Wins Three Of Four

September 22, 2008

The Middlebury College women's volleyball team won a mid-week match over St. Michael's before picking up two of three wins at the Hamilton Quad. After dropping the first set at St. Michael's, Middlebury battled back to win three straight as they picked up a 3-1 victory on Tuesday night. Senior Lindsay Patterson (Aspen, Colo.) led the offensive attack with 11 kills on the night, followed by rookie Jane Handel (Evanston, Ill.) with 10 and sophomore Whitney Bean (Waukee, Iowa) with nine. Sophomore Lauren Barrett (Medfield, Mass.) dished out 39 assists in the win, while junior Natalie DuPre (Louisville, Ky.) picked up 21 digs.

At Hamilton, the Panthers picked up a win on Friday night as they battled to a 3-2 three-set victory over Trinity. Patterson had 13 kills in the match, followed by Handel with nine and Barrett with eight. DuPre had 28 digs in the match, Patterson earned 25, while senior Kate Heath (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) had 2.5 blocks in the win.

Middlebury won its third straight match as they picked up a 3-1 win over Connecticut College. Handel (14) and Patterson (12) paced the offense, while DuPre came up big with 31 digs in the win. First-year player Elissa Goeke (Chevy Chase, Md.) had 3.5 blocks in the win, while Barrett earned 36 assists.

Middlebury ended the weekend with a tight 3-1 loss to Wesleyan. Handel had 16 kills, while Patterson earned 14 along with 14 digs. Barrett and DuPre each also had 14 digs in the loss.
. Women's Volleyball record: 4-3
. Up next: 9/23 vs. Union - 7:00, 9/26-27 @ Amherst Classic