Sept. 28, 1997

Providence Volleyball Wins Dartmouth Invitational

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Friars overcame a slow start in Saturday's final match and defeated host Dartmouth College, 3-1 giving them their second consecutive Dartmouth Invitational title.

After losing Game 1, 15-1, the Friars came back and won the next three games, 15-12, 15-13 and 15-9. In Game 2, the teams tied 11 different times and changed leads on seven occasions. With the score, 12-12, PC rallied for three straight points to take the win.

In Game 3, Dartmouth jumped out to a 7-2 advantage, but saw Providence drive back with six unanswered points to take an 8-7 edge. Dartmouth regained the lead at 11-8, but PC again won six points in a row and proved too much for the Big Green to overcome.

In Game 4, Providence gained a 6-2 lead and never looked back, ultimately going up 13-7 and winning by a 15-9 advantage.

The Friars were led by junior co-captain Sherryl Jones, who had 24 kills and 28 digs to lead the team in both categories. Sophomore Rachel Doxtater taliied 14 kills and 21 digs and was named All-Tournament. Sophomore setter Colleen Lee tallied 40 assists in the match.

The Friars improve to 13-6 overall.

Scores for the Tournament
Friday, Sept. 26

Dartmouth 3, Boston College 1
Providence 3, Northeastern 0
Dartmouth 3, Central Connecticut 0
Providence 3, Siena 0

Saturday, Sept. 27
Northeastern 3, Boston College 1
Dartmouth 3, Siena 1
Northeasetern 3, Central Connecticut 1
Boston College 3, Siena 0
Providence 3, Central Connecticut 0
Providence 3, Dartmouth 1
Northeastern 3, Siena 0

Tournament Records
Providence 4-0
Dartmouth 3-1
Northeastern 3-1
Boston College 1-2
Central Connecticut 0-3
Siena 0-4

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