Volleyball drops two to ranked opponents on first day of UAA play

Marissa Borgert '21 prepares to serve (Sportspix)
Marissa Borgert '21 prepares to serve (Sportspix)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Brandeis University volleyball team dropped two matches to ranked opponents on the first day of University Athletic Association play at Case Western Reserve University, falling to #25 Chicago, 3-0, and #3 Emory, 3-0. The Judges dropped to 7-5 (0-2 UAA) on the season; at the end of the day's matches, Chicago is 14-3 (2-0 UAA) and Emory is 14-1 (2-0 UAA).

AGAINST #25 CHICAGO (25-18, 25-12, 25-21)

  • Junior Zara Platt (Fountain Valley, Calif. / Fountain Valley) led the Judges with eight kills, while sophomore Emma Bartlett (Duxbury, Mass. / Duxbury) was close behind with seven of her own.

  • Rookie Marissa Borgert (Blaine, Minn. / Spring Lake Park) led Brandeis with 20 assists, her first time with 20 or more helpers since the first match of the season against Wellesley on September 1.

  • Junior Yvette Cho (San Diego, Calif. / Rancho Bernardo) had a match-high 16 digs. Borgert and junior Jillian Haberli (Cheshire, Conn. / Cheshire) nearly joined her in the double-digit club, amassing nine digs apiece.

  • The Judges hit .107 for the match (34K-21E-122TA).

AGAINST #3 EMORY (25-21, 25-16, 25-10)

  • Borgert had 10 kills on 21 attempts (good for a .333 attack percentage), leading both teams.

  • Junior Leah Pearlman (El Paso, Texas / El Paso) handled most of the setting duties this match, amassing a match-high 15 assists. Borgert also pitched in, compiling seven helpers herself.

  • Cho once again led both teams in digs, this time collecting twelve digs.

  • Bartlett had three block assists for the match.

  • The Judges hit .050 for the match (26K-21E-101TA).


  • Emory swept Rochester: 25-12, 25-19, 25-11.

  • Chicago swept Rochester: 25-21, 25-12, 25-20


  • Brandeis wraps up UAA Round Robin #1 tomorrow at 10 AM against Rochester.

  • Emory and Chicago play each other, tomorrow at 12 PM.

--Corey Cohen