September 12, 2013

VOLLEYBALL: Cornell to Visit Brooklyn for Next Games

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By EMILY BERMAN

After kicking off the season with a home tournament last weekend, the volleyball team heads to Brooklyn to face off against LIU-Brooklyn, Fairfield University and Colgate University as part of the Long Island Tournament.

In its match-ups this past weekend, the Red pulled out a 3-1 win against Iona College but dropped matches to Buffalo, 3-0, and Bucknell, 3-2. Down 2-1 to Bucknell after three games, the Red dominated the fourth match to stay alive before falling in its fifth and final game, 15-13. For their efforts during the tournament, Red players right side hitter Breanna Wong and middle blocker Rachel D’Epagnier were named to the All-Tournament team.

“I definitely think we learned a lot from this past weekend,” D’Epagnier said. “We got to try a lot of different rotations and line-ups, and that will help us going into this weekend because we have a better idea of what works for us. It was good to get out against other opponents and see what we need to improve.”

D’Epagnier listed the ability to keep rallies alive as one of the Red’s main focuses for improvement.

Photo: Connor Archard / Senior Photographer

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