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The Blue Jays Defeat Rutgers-Newark, Mount Saint Mary

Sept. 19, 2009

NEW PALTZ, NY - The Johns Hopkins volleyball team earned second place in New Paltz Tournament after defeating Mount Saint Mary, 3-0. The Blue Jays push their record to 9-2, while the Blue Knights fall to 5-7 on the season.

Senior Alex Zenoff (San Francisco, CA) led the Blue Jays in kills (nine). Allison Cappelaere (Ellicott City, MD) added seven kills, compiling 33 for the weekend.

Senior Katie Buckheit (Fairfax, VA) and junior Brittany Zimmer (Melville, NY) provided a spark off the bench. Buckheit finished with eight digs, while Zimmer recorded seven kills.

Freshman Becky Paynter (Columbia, MD) turned in another strong performance leading the Blue Jays in assists (25) and posting 91 for the weekend. Cappelaere and Paynter were named to the all-tournament team.

In its earlier match Johns Hopkins defeated Rutgers-Newark, 3-0. The Blue Jays cruised to victory in straight sets (25-7, 25-9, 25-9).

Kristen Kozielski (Columbia, MD) posted a team-high in assists (10), and freshman Amelia Thomas (Baltimore, MD) set a career-high in digs (five). Sophomore Melissa Cole (Walnut, CA) tallied five kills.

The Blue Jays return to action on Wednesday, September 23 when they host Stevenson.

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