|Set Scores (Match 1)|
|Kills||Jamie Dailey (11)||Amy Underdown (16)|
|Assists||Audrey Cheng (19)||Kristen Walding (20)|
|Digs||Kalie Wood (10)||Amy Underdown (9)|
|Aces||Kalie Wood (2)||Athena Ardila (3)|
|Blocks||Jamie Dailey (4)||Gabrielle Tschannen (6)|
|Set Scores (Match 2)|
||Anja Malesevic (16)
Jamie Dailey (16)
|Marie Gillcrest (15)
|Assists||Grace Campbell (40)||Lauren Pick (32)|
|Digs||Kalie Wood (22)||Jessie Blaze (12)|
||Grace Campbell (3)
Kaitlin Schultz (3)
|Three tied (1)
||Chichi Ikwuazom (4)
Kaitlin Schultz (4)
|Marie Gillcrest (7)
KINGSTON, R.I. — The Columbia volleyball team wrapped up the Art Carmichael Invitational with a 2-1 record, splitting its final two matches of the weekend on Saturday. The Lions fell to Northeastern in three sets (16-25, 19-25, 23-25) before turning things around in the evening with a four-set win over tournament host Rhode Island (25-20, 21-25, 25-21, 25-20).
Senior Anja Malesevic and first-year Jamie Dailey posted a match-high 16 kills apiece in the nightcap. The total tied Malesevic’s career mark and was also the most for Dailey through her first six collegiate matches. Junior Luciana Del Valle earned her second double-double of the season with 14 kills and 15 digs. The trio combined for 46 kills, outpacing URI’s team total of 40 and helping Columbia to a 66-point advantage in hitting percentage.
Sophomore Grace Campbell did the majority of the setting and tallied a season-high 40 assists. She also came up with three aces, the same as first-year Kaitlin Schultz for the most in the match, and added three blocks. Sophomore Kalie Wood got the start at libero and led all players with a career-high 22 digs.
Dailey and Del Valle were named to the Art Carmichael Invitational All-Tournament Team at the conclusion of the match. Dailey averaged 3.86 kills and hit .386 with exactly 1.00 block pet set in her seven sets played over the weekend. Del Valle played 10 sets and averaged 3.00 kills with a .243 hitting percentage and 2.70 digs per set.
Columbia (3-3) scored the first four points and never trailed on its way to taking the first set against URI (3-6). The Rams brought the deficit to as little as two points at 19-17, but the Lions used another 4-0 spurt to put away the opener. Ikwuazom had two kills and a block through the mini-run and Dailey delivered the final kill to win the set.
URI used its best attack percentage of the night (.355) to level things at a set apiece. Columbia answered with four blocks to limit the Rams to .057 in the third. A 6-0 run on Del Valle’s serve in the fourth had Columbia doubling up the home team, 16-8, and eventually holding on for the victory.
Northeastern (4-5) won the tournament with a perfect 3-0 record. The Huskies got by Columba in straight sets in Saturday’s 11 a.m. matchup and dropped just one set the entire weekend. Dailey hit .474 with 11 kills to lead Columbia against Northeastern, but the Huskies hit .349 as a team to pull away with each set. Del Valle contributed with eight kills and eight digs, while Wood led all players on either side with 10 digs.
Columbia returns to the Big Apple for next weekend’s Big Apple Battle, which it will co-host with LIU Brooklyn. The Lions are slated for three matches Friday through Sunday, with the home opener scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. against Fordham. Saturday, the Lions host St. Francis Brooklyn at 6 p.m., followed by a Sunday afternoon meeting at LIU Brooklyn.