|Kills||Luciana Del Valle (12)||Courtney Palm (14)|
|Assists||Audrey Cheng (32)||Ballie Salk (28)|
|Aces||Kalie Wood (3)||Elisa Merten (4)|
|Digs||Kalie Wood (24)||Melissa Cairo (18)|
|Blocks||Rose Compton (3)||Jacqueline Jacobs (7)|
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Columbia volleyball team fell to Brown in four sets (19-25, 25-22, 25-12, 25-14) Saturday evening in Ivy League volleyball action at the Pizzitola Center.
The loss is Columbia’s (5-9, 0-5 Ivy) fifth straight to begin the Ivy League season. Meanwhile, Brown (6-10, 1-4 Ivy) earned its first league victory by outhitting the Lions, .277 to .090, and recording 56 kills to Columbia’s 35.
Columbia came back from a 16-11 deficit in the second set with an 8-2 run to take a 19-18 lead. Junior Luciana Del Valle had four kills during the run on her way to a set-high six. Brown never retook the lead and first-year Jamie Dailey clinched the set with one of her three kills in the frame.
Brown controlled the rest of the match, hitting .567 with 18 kills to win the third and take a 2-1 lead. In the fourth, the Bears used 12 kills, four aces and six Columbia attacking errors to put away the victory.
Del Valle led Columbia with a dozen kills and a dozen digs to earn her team-leading third double-double of the season. Senior Anja Malesevic also reached double figures in the kill column with 11. First-year Audrey Cheng set the offense and tallied a match-high 32 assists off Columbia’s 35 kills. Sophomore libero Kalie Wood led all players with 24 digs and sophomore middle Rose Compton headed the Columbia block with three.
Courtney Palm was the driving force behind Brown’s attack, hitting .417 with a match-high 14 kills. Makena Ehlert and Sabrina Stillwell also reached double figures and recorded hitting percentages north of .300. Jacqueline Jacobs was responsible for seven of the team’s eight blocks.
Columbia returns to Levien Gymnasium for Homecoming Weekend to take on Penn and Princeton. The Lions go up against Penn Friday night at 7 p.m. The defending Ivy League Champion Tigers visit the Big Apple Saturday at 5 p.m. Both matches will be available on the Ivy League Network.