Yale Makes It Two in a Row

McHaney Carter. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
McHaney Carter. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Bulldogs Play Utah for Invite Title Tonight at 7

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – McHaney Carter tallied a match-high 10 kills and hit .444 for the match to lead the Bulldogs to a 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-18) sweep of Colgate on the second day of the Yale Invitational.  The Bulldogs will play for first place overall later today against Utah at 7 p.m. in the final match of the invite.

In match two of the day, Boston College earned its first win of the season in a 3-1 win over Utah.  B.C. will play Colgate at 5 p.m.  

Utah defeated Colgate in the first match last night, while Yale topped B.C. in the nightcap.  Currently, the Bulldogs are the only undefeated team left in the invite and can capture the championship later tonight with a win.

In the win over Colgate, Yale (2-0) scored eight of the match's first 10 points and seized control early.  Erica Reetz, who recorded seven kills and hit .429, capped the 8-2 run with a setup from setter Kendall Polan

The Raiders fell behind 4-1 to start the second set, but settled down soon after.  Colgate came back to tie the score several times later in the set.

Diane Seely, the Raiders' middle blocker, tied the second set at 12 before the Bulldogs grabbed four of the next five points.  Allie Frappier (six kills, four digs) and Polan capped the spurt with back-to-back kills to give Yale a 16-13 edge.

Colgate came within 21-18 after a service error.  Yale recovered to score the next three points – a run that started with a Haley Wessels kill.

Despite the 2-0 lead, Colgate grabbed the momentum in the final set.  Lindsay Young blasted a kill to give the Raiders a 13-10 lead.  

However, Yale had one more run to make.  The Bulldogs scored eight of the next nine points to grab a 18-14 lead.

Mollie Rogers provided the Bulldogs with two aces and Reetz added a kill to give the Bulldogs a game-changing lift.  Colgate never recovered. 

In a fitting end to the match, Polan set up Carter for the final point.  

 Report Filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity