Volleyball Downs Columbia, 3-0

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The University of Pennsylvania volleyball team began its final weekend on a high note Friday night, sweeping Columbia (25-16, 25-23, 25-21) at Levien Gymnasium in New York City. It is the eighth shutout the Quakers have registered this season, and brings the Quakers to 6-7 in the Ivy League.

As they have done all season, especially lately, the five seniors for Penn did most of the damage against the Lions. Alexis Genske (12) and Michellie McDonald-O’Brien (10) both reached double digits in kills, with Genske also adding 17 digs.

Fellow captains, Alex Caldwell and Jasmine DeSilva, each chipped in nine kills of their own. The final senior, Ronnie Bither, piled up 43 assists and 16 digs for her 12th double-double of the season.

Defensively, the Quakers had four players reach double digits in digs. Sophomore Michelle Pereira posted a team-high 18, while classmate Emmy Friedler added 12.

The Quakers hit .269 for the match, and never trailed in any of the three sets.

Penn will wrap up the 2015 season tomorrow night at Cornell. First serve with the Big Red is scheduled for 5 p.m.


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