Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Arnautou Dishes Out 40 Assists in Three-Set Win

Kate Swanson.
Kate Swanson.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Less than 24 hours after a season-opening victory, the Bulldogs kept up their winning ways on Saturday afternoon with a 3-0 win over Central Connecticut State.

The scores of the match were 25-22, 25-22 and 27-25.

Frances Arnautou dished out 40 assists for the Bulldogs and broke a 25-25 tie in the third with a kill. After taking the first set, the Bulldogs scored seven of the final eight points in set two to take a commanding lead in the match.  

For the second straight match, first-year Ellis DeJardin led the way in kills and swings.  The rookie had 12 kills on 43 total attacks.

Tristin Kott, who earned second-team All-Ivy last season, had 10 kills and hit .368.  Kott had two key points down the strech in the second-set win.

Senior Gray Malias had 10 digs, eight kills and hit .389 for Yale, while team captain Kate Swanson added 14 digs. 

The Bulldogs return to action at 7 p.m. tonight to host Quinnipiac.  It will mark the first meeting between the two schools since 2011.

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity