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Volleyball to take on Princeton in semifinals of Ivy League Tournament

PROVIDENCE, RI – Brown Volleyball meets No. 2 seeded Princeton in the semifinals of the 2022 Ivy League Volleyball Tournament on Friday (Nov. 18). The Bears take on the Tigers at 4 p.m. on the Yale University campus.

For those unable to attend, the game will be streamed on ESPN+.

ABOUT BROWN

– Brown enters the tournament No. 3 with a 10-4 record in the Ivy League. The Bears won their last three games of the season, including sweeps against Harvard and Dartmouth.
– Three bears earned All-Ivy honors as Sophia Mueller and Beau Vanderlaan were unanimous selections for First Team All-Ivy. Kate Sheire Second Team All-Ivy was selected.
– It was Miller’s third First Team honor and Vanderlaan’s second.
– Both Miller and Vanderlaan have cried offensively in the Ivy League. Vanderlaan leads the Ivy League with a batting average of .473, 70 points better than the next best number. Miller leads the league with 3.63 kills per set and points per set at 4.11.
– Brown boasts the best-hitting offense in the Ivy League during league play with a .286.
– On defense, Brown has held the third-lowest percentage in the league with .197 opponents. The Bears were the best blocking team in the league at 2.76 blocks per set.

ABOUT PRINCETON

– Princeton comes into play as No. 2 after being tied with Yale for the Ivy League championship with a 13-1 mark in league play.
– The Tigers have won all three Major Player Awards in the Ivy League, with Lindsey Kelly winning Player of the Year, Cameron Dames winning Defensive Player of the Year and Lucia Scalamandre winning Rookie of the Year.
– Princeton holds the second best team batting average (.274) and second best opponent batting average (.171). The Tigers also led the Ivy League with 14.61 kills per set.

THIS YEAR’S MATCHUPS

– Brown fell in both matchups against Princeton in the regular season.
– The first was a four-set loss in Providence as Brown hit just .176 that night. The bears were led by Sophia Mueller with 13 kills. Brown had 17 blocks in play, nine of which came Gaby Derrick and eight come out Kate Sheire.
– In the second meeting, Brown came back from a 2-0 deficit to force a fifth set before falling 18-16 in the final frame. The Bears fended off three match points from Princeton but also lost two of their own match points.


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