NYU Finishes Sixth at UAA Championship
vs. Rochester Box Score
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The New York University women's volleyball team finished in sixth place at the 2011 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship, which was hosted by NYU at the Jerome S. Coles Sports Center in Manhattan on Friday and Saturday, November 4-5.
The fifth-seeded Violets (20-16, 3-7) were defeated by sixth-seeded University of Rochester (21-15, 4-6) in the Fifth-Place Match on Saturday in four sets (20-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-21).
Rochester last beat NYU in 1997.
Sarah Buckingham led the Violet offense with a match-high 16 kills and just three errors for a .342 hitting percentage. She added eight digs on defense.
“Sarah had a good match,” said NYU head coach Jolie Ward. “She finished strong yesterday, and it was nice to see her apply that to today's match.”
Kaylee Schanda led all players with 24 digs. Hope Bogle dished out 37 assists from the setter position.
Kelly Mulrey paced the Yellowjackets with 15 kills and 15 digs. Casey Larsen added 11 kills and 14 digs.
Rochester's Xiaoyi Li and Alma Guevara each totaled nine blocks, and Li added 39 assists.
The Violets went 1-1 on the first day of competition at the UAA Championship, falling to #4-seed Case Western Reserve University in five sets in the quarterfinals but recovering to beat #8-seed Brandeis University in three in the consolation semifinals.
A full recap of the UAA Championship is available here.
With its regular season complete, NYU will find out its postseason fate on Monday, Nov. 7.