Women's volleyball scores 3-0 win over CU on Senior Night

Women's volleyball scores 3-0 win over CU on Senior Night

BROOKLYN -- In the team's regular season finale, Pratt Institute women's volleyball bested Cooper Union 3-0 on Senior Night in non-conference play at the ARC.

Playing in her home finale, senior Charlotte Burch totaled 10 kills on 25 attacks for a .240 hitting percentage and a match-best four block assists. Freshman Julia Kubak led all players with 12 kills on 25 swings for a .320 attack percentage. Fellow frosh Talya Polat scooped up 20 digs to lead all players as the Cannoneers wrap up the regular season at 11-7.

Pratt middle hitter Hannah Calderwood celebrated senior night by tallying her 500th career kill in the win.

Burch combined with fellow senior Arianna O'Malley for a block assist in capping a 4-0 Cannoneers run that landed Pratt on top 7-2 in the first set. The duo paired for another block assist that extended the lead to 21-14, and a service error from Cooper Union's Nicole Jung closed out a Cannoneers 25-20 victory. 

With Game 2 tied at 9-9, kills from Kubak and Polat capped a 4-0 run that put Pratt up 13-9. The Hawks answered with a 4-0 run to tie the set at 14-14, but kills from Kubak and Calderwood sparked a 4-0 run to close out hosts' 25-19 win.

Three straight Burch kills ignited an 8-1 run to open Game 3, and back-to-back Marlena Todd service aces highlighted another 4-0 run that again upped the lead to seven, at 18-11. One of Rachel Goatley's six kills followed by one of Todd's five closed out the Cannoneers 25-14 triumph. 

On the night, Pratt hit .223, with eight block assists (four total blocks) limiting Cooper Union to a -.048 attack. Cannoneers junior Abby Nagy led all players with three service aces and 18 set assists, while Deniz Aysay added 16 assists. 

Following the match, Pratt president Thomas F. Schutte and vice president for student affairs Helen Matusow-Ayres took part in a ceremony honoring the Cannoneers six seniors, Burch, Calderwood, O'Malley, Raychel Blackburn, Beryl Perron-Feller, and Joan Wyeth

At 11-7 and in possession of the No. 2 seed in the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament, Pratt will take on No. 3 Culinary Institute of America on Saturday on the campus of the College of New Rochelle. The winner will face No. 1 New Rochelle or No. 4 Davis College for the HVIAC Championship.