October 12, 2009

The Middlebury College women's volleyball team earned a weekend split in a pair of matches played at Connecticut College. On Friday night, the host school (13-3, 4-1) earned their fifth straight win with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-20) victory over the Panthers.

Sophomore Jane Handel (Evanston, Ill.) buried a team-high 10 kills to lead the visiting Panther offense. Sophomore Caroline Cordle (Atlanta, Ga.) finished with seven digs for Middlebury, while junior Lauren Barrett (Medfield, Mass.) had 23 assists in the match.

On Saturday, Middlebury (11-4, 2-2) displayed their resiliency in a five-game come from behind victory over Wesleyan University (8-10, 4-3). Game scores were 23-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-21, and 15-12 in favor of the Panthers.

Handel earned her 23rd kill in the deciding game to secure the victory for Middlebury. Cordle pounded out 19 kills and added 18 digs en route to a double-double. Barrett racked up 52 assists in the victory, while sophomore Elissa Goeke (Chevy Chase, Md.) had four blocks.
. Women's volleyball record: 11-4
. Up next: 10/16-17 - Host NESCAC Quad