Bulldogs Kickoff Home Spring Season on Saturday

Kelley Wirth, left, and Izzy Simqu.
Kelley Wirth, left, and Izzy Simqu.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- After winning their sixth Ivy League volleyball title in the last eight years, the Bulldogs kickoff their home spring season this weekend with a match against UConn beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday.  All spring matches are open to the public and free admission.

"I know the team has been working hard and they're excited to get on the court and have the opportunity to get better," Yale head coach Erin Appleman said.

Last fall, the Bulldogs won 10 Ivy League matches, went 16-8 overall and had five returning student-athletes earn All-Ivy status.  Yale was represented with Defensive Player of Year Kate Swanson and Rookie of the Year Kathyrn Attar, who both also earned First Team All-Ivy.  In addition, Franny Arnautou and Tristin Kott earned Second Team All-Ivy, while Kelley Wirth earned All-Ivy Honorable Mention.

Here is the spring schedule:

Saturday, Aprl 7 - vs. UConn (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Friday, April 13 - vs. Quinnipiac (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

Saturday, April 14 - Blue-White Scrimmage (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity