Volleyball defeats Columbia in four sets


Next game:


29-10-2022 | 5 p.m.


Oct 29 (Sat) / 5:00 PM


History PROVIDENCE, RI — Brown volleyball got back on track with a four-set win over Columbia on Friday (Oct. 28). The Bears batted .346 against the Lions in the win. Brown was led by Sophia Miller who finished with 21 kills and hit .514. Kate Sheire was second on the team with 16 kills, hitting .387. Both Jilienne Widener and Beau Vanderlaan had eight kills. The Bears’ offense was led by Ella Park, who finished with 49 assists and had 10 counts for a double-double. The Bears held Columbia at .220 and did the most damage to the net against the Lions. Brown finished with 14 blocks and 45 excavations. Gabby Derrick finished the game with 10 blocks, including four solo blocks, and Park had five. Jessie Golden ended the night with 12 digs to lead Brown. Brown trailed 16-10 in the first set at one point before using a 4-0 run to pull in one with 20-19. Trailing 23-21, Brown used a 4-0 run, including kills from Vanderlaan and Miller, to close the set with a 25-23 win. The Bears held the lead for most of the second set, but Columbia remained in the set with a 22-20 lead. A 3-0 run by the Bears, capped by a kill from Sheire, put Brown two points away from another set win, but the Lions scored the final three points of the set to tie the game. Miller and Derrick took over set three for the Bears, with Miller posting seven kills and Derrick finishing with three kills and six blocks. Back-to-back kills by Miller put Brown in first place and with a 9-8 lead, Derrick took over. The sophomore scored the next five points for Brown with four solo blocks and a kill to put Brown at 14-8. On 12/17, Miller would have four more kills and Derrick had two more. The duo also combined for a block, as Brown won set three 25-13. Brown jumped out to a 7-4 lead before Columbia reacted with a run to go up 13-10. The teams traded runs until Columbia took the lead 19-16. Brown responded with four straight points to jump forward again. Two kills from Miller and an ace from Park gave Brown a match point at 24-21. Columbia fought two points, but Sheire ended the game with a kill. UP NEXT Brown takes on Cornell at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Pizzitola Sports Center. BROWN UNIVERSITY SPORTS FOUNDATION The Brown University Sports Foundation (BUSF) is the lifeblood of the athletics program and exists to enhance the student-athlete experience through philanthropic support from alumni, parents, fans and friends. A gift through the Sports Foundation has an immediate impact on today’s brown bears, helping them to be their best in the classroom, in competition and most importantly in the community. Click here for more information about supporting the bears.

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