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Bulldogs Down Quinnipiac, Complete 3-0 Weekend

Gray Malias.
Gray Malias.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Eleven different Bulldogs had at least one kill to cap a 3-0 weekend and a sweep of Quinnipiac on Saturday evening.

The scores of the match were 25-14, 25-20 and 25-22. Frances Arnautou, Ellis DeJardin and Tristin Kott were named to the 2018 Battle of Connecticut All-Tournament team. 

"Overall I thought we had a lot of things were good at, and we have things we have to work on," Yale head coach Erin Appleman said.  "We were able to get a lot people on the court and get them into game action which is always important this time of the season." 

Yale (3-0) set the tone in its second win of the day with an impressive first set victory.  The Bulldogs hit .607 in the opening frame with 18 kills on 28 swings with one error.  They went on to hit .330 in the match.

Gray Malias, Destiny DanielRebekah Nemeth and DeJardin all had three kills for the Bulldogs in the first, which featured eight different Bulldogs with at least one kill.  

DeJardin for the match had a team-best 13 kills and only two errors on 30 swings.  

Kate Swanson, last year's Ivy Defensive Player of the Year, had 20 digs in the match and averaged 5.22 digs per set this weekend.  Malias finished with nine kills and seven digs.  

Yale returns to action on Friday with a match against Army-West Point at a tournament hosted by Rhode Island. 

2018 Battle of Connecticut - All-Tournament Team  

Frances Arnautou, Yale

Ellis DeJardin, Yale

Tristin Kott, Yale

Jenna Bridges, Hartford

Megan Anderson, Hartford

Liisel Nelis, Sacred Heart

Sarah Ciszek, Sacred Heart

Julia Murawinski, Sacred Heart

Madelyn Kaprelyan, CCSU

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity