Bulldogs Top Air Force with Complete Effort

Jesse Ebner. (photo by Sam Rubin ?95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Jesse Ebner. (photo by Sam Rubin ?95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Yale Hits .303 as Nine Different Players Record Kills

Arlington, Va. -- The Bulldogs put it all together in a sweep of Air Force on Saturday evening.

In its second match of the day at the Pentagon, Yale hit hard, blocked well and served efficiently in a 3-0 victory.  Five different Bulldogs had at least six kills, and four produced at least two service aces.

The scores of the match were 25-19, 25-20 and 25-14.  Yale improved to 3-2 on the season.

Jesse Ebner led the Bulldogs with eight kills and hit .583 for the match, while McHaney Carter had seven, hit .500 and added a season-high five block assists.  Mollie Rogers also had seven kills and hit .467 for the match. 

Brittani Steinberg continued her impressive rookie season with seven kills. 

Yale hit .303 as a team, produced 12 block assists and served up 11 aces.  

Kelly Johnson had six kills, 13 assists and two aces, while Kendall Polan had 20 assists, four block assists and four aces.  

Maddie Rudnick had a match-high 12 digs, and was one of nine Bulldogs to record at least one.

The Bulldogs wrap up their Pentagon experience tomorrow with against Army at 12 p.m.

News and Notes

  • Gabby Bird-Vogel and Karlee Fuller both recorded recorded their first kills of the season in the victory.
  • Yale hit .303 for the second time this season.  The Bulldogs hit the same percentage against Missouri on Aug. 31.
  • The Bulldogs held a 35-33 edge in digs, and have recorded more digs than their opponents in four of their first five matches.
  • Yale hit double-digits in service aces for the second time this season with 11.  Yale had 13 against Seton Hall on Sept. 1.
  • Brittani Steinberg led the team with 17 kills in Yale's two matches today.
  • The last time Yale faced Army, it won 3-2 in dramatic fashion on Sept. 17, 2011.  The Bulldogs dropped the first two sets before taking the next three.  

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity