BROOKLYN, N.Y. – October 30, 2018 - The Pratt Institute women's volleyball team closed out their 2018 season with a sweep over Yeshiva University Tuesday evening at the Pratt ARC.
The Cannoneers were victorious by the scores of 25-7, 25-14, 25-9, and brought their record to 14-14 for the year. The Maccabees fell to 1-16.
For the season, Pratt finished second in the American Collegiate Athletic Association in hitting percentage (.237) and first in total service aces (298).
Madeline Markley finished with a game-high eight kills at a .500 clip, while Marlena Todd added five kills. Badesim Julia Kubak paced the offense with 17 assists and also collected a career-high nine service aces, and Anna Elisse Yu chipped in with three service aces and two kills. As a team, Pratt finished with a season-high 27 aces, and their most in a single match since September 12th, 2014 against Cooper Union, when they had 34.
Pratt jumped out to a 13-3 cushion, forcing Yeshiva to call an early timeout. The Cannoneers would go on a 7-0 run, during which Shannon Corr collected four aces, to bring increase the lead to 21-5. Back-to-back aces from Kubak would close out the first set, 25-7.
Early in the second set, Pratt was trailing 4-3 after a kill from Yeshiva's Rebekah Bargaser. Pratt responded with a 5-0 run, highlighted by consecutive kills from Markley to regain the lead 8-4. An attack error from Corr narrowed the score to 11-8 before the Cannoneers found their groove and finished the set on a 14-6 run. Another service ace from Kubak ended the second set, 25-14.
Markley strung together four straight aces to give Pratt a 12-4 lead in the third, and after a Yeshiva timeout, Yu followed up with a kill and an ace to extend the lead to 16-5. Pratt continued to pull away before back-to-back aces from Todd, and an attack error from Yeshiva wrapped up the match, 25-9.
The women's volleyball team will return to action in 2019.