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Bulldogs Serve Up 13 Aces, Sweep Alabama State

Kelley Wirth.
Kelley Wirth.

ORLANDO, FLA. -- The Bulldogs bounced back with a sweep of Alabama State in their second match of the day at the VolleyKnights Invitational on Friday evening.

The scores of the match were 25-15, 25-14 and 25-11.  With the win, the Bulldogs improved to 6-2 overall and will face host UCF tomorrow at 1 p.m. 

After a 3-1 loss to FGCU earlier in the day, the Bulldogs served up 13 aces -- their highest mark since November 24, 2015 -- and brought intensity to get back on the winning track.  

From the first serve that ultimately resulted in a kill from Kelley Wirth to kickstart a quick 5-1 lead for Yale.  At one point in the frame, Yale led 19-11 after a kill from Florida native Kathryn Attar.  

Wirth and Chiara Spain provided timely points throughout the match.  Wirth finished with an team-high nine kills on an efficient 13 swings without an error to hit .692.  Spain, Attar and Ellis DeJardin all finished with seven kills each.  

Yurika Boyd had a career-best six service aces and topped her previous of high of four last year against Cornell.  Frances Arnautou had 30 assists, eight digs and four aces for the Bulldogs.

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity