Crusey’s Double-Double Leads Yale in Sweep of Quinnipiac

Katie Cordell. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Senior Alexis Crusey posted 11 kills and 11 digs, her second double-double of the season, as the Yale volleyball team notched its fifth straight win with a sweep of visiting Quinnipiac on Saturday morning at the John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven. Sophomore Katie Cordell posted a team-best and personal career high of 14 digs in the contest, while freshman setter Kerry Clavadetscher doled out 18 assists in just two sets of work. The Bulldogs won by set scores of 25-19, 25-18 and 25-16.

With the win, the Bulldogs improve to 9-1 on the season and remain perfect at home with a 4-0 mark. Dating back to 2008, Yale has now won seven straight matches in the Elm City. The Bobcats from Quinnipiac fall to 1-12 in defeat.

In addition to Crusey’s team-best 11 kills, senior Lydia Mailander added nine finishers and freshman Haley Wessels tallied seven kills for the second consecutive match. Senior Laurel Johnson had three kills, Cordell and Clavadetscher each notched a pair, and the offense was rounded by one kill apiece from sophomore Laurel Casey and junior Kate Parker. Parker also distributed 12 assists in one set of action.

As a team, the Bulldogs hit .276 (42-10-116) with four service aces and six blocks. The Bobcats swung at a .116 (36-21-129) rate with three aces and one block. Quinnipiac was led by a trio of match bests: 12 kills from Kelby Carey, 25 assists from Kayla Lawler and 18 digs from libero Logan Riker.

The Bulldogs are back in action this evening, as they host Binghamton in the final match of the Yale Classic. First serve is slated for 7 p.m.

report filed by Drew M. Kingsley, Yale Sports Publicity

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