HANOVER, N.H. - Columbia volleyball earned its third consecutive win with a 3-0 sweep at Dartmouth Friday evening by scores of 25-12, 25-23, 25-20.
Columbia (12-9, 7-5 Ivy League) handed Dartmouth (2-20, 1-11 Ivy League) its 12th straight loss as the Lions closed out road action for the season with a solid victory.
The Lions controlled the majority of the first set, jumping out to an early 5-1 lead after scoring five straight points. The Big Green then used a 5-1 run to even the score at 6-6. The score was tied twice more before Columbia took off on a 7-0 run and did not look back the rest of the way.
In the second set, the Lions built up to as much as a nine-point lead before Dartmouth rallied to make it close. With Columbia up 16-7, the Big Green used a 10-2 run to come within two points. Dartmouth later scored two consecutive points to trail by one, 20-19, but the Lions stayed on top to close out the set with a win.
Columbia led for most of the third set, except for a 12-12 tie midway through due to a 7-0 Dartmouth run. The Lions answered with four straight points and led for the remainder of the set en route to a third set and match victory.
The Lions return to New York City for their final matches of the season as they host Penn on Friday at 7 p.m. followed by a 5 p.m. match against Princeton on Saturday in Levien Gym.