PRINCETON, N.J. -- Yale's comeback fell short on Saturday evening in a 3-1 loss at Princeton. The scores of the match were 25-23, 25-23, 22-25 and 25-14.
In rematch from last season's Ivy League playoff, the Bulldogs came out strong. Ellis DeJardin gave Yale a 22-20 lead in the first before the Tigers scored the next two points to tie the set. Chiara Spain gave Yale a 23-22 lead before the Tigers scored the final three points of the set.
After falling behind 17-11 in the second set, the Bulldogs stormed back. Frances Arnautou pulled Yale to within one -- 19-18 -- after a kill. Arnautou added 38 assists in the match.
Samantha Bray kept the Bulldogs within one at set point with a kill to make it 24-23 before the Tigers took the next point.
In the third, the Bulldogs scored nine of the first 11 points. Kelley Wirth and Bray combined for block assists on two straight points to make it 8-2 and Yale never trailed the rest of the set.
Yale returns to action next week with road matches at Columbia and Cornell.
Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity