Volleyball drops 3-0 decision at WashU

Sydney Bent getting ready to attack the ball
Sydney Bent MS '23 (Photo by Lewis Glass / Sportspix.com)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Brandeis University volleyball team suffered its third straight conference loss today, as the Judges dropped a 3-0 decision to Washington University, the host of this season's third University Athletic Association Round Robin. Set scores were 25-22, 25-10, 25-20.


  • Brandeis, 5-4, 0-3 UAA.
  • Washington U., 12-0, 3-0 UAA.


  • The Judges got off to a strong start, winning the first four points of the match. WashU answered with five in a row of their own. Brandeis tied it at 5-all, and the set was still even at 10-all. The Bears went on a 9-5 run and kept the Judges at bay the rest of the way to take it 25-22.
  • The second set was Brandeis' least competitive of the weekend, as they fell, 25-10. With the hosts leading, 6-5, they rattled off 11 of the next 12 to run away with the second.
  • The Bears opened the third with a 5-1, but Brandeis responded well, going on an 8-1 run to take a 9-6 lead on the second service ace of the run from graduate student Sydney Bent (Raleigh, N.C. / Ransom Everglades School (Fla.).
  • WashU answered with a 7-1 run of their own to make it 13-10 after a Brandeis attack error, and the Bears never trailed again in the 25-20 win.


  • Bent led the team with 12.5 points, totaling 10 kills, two aces and one block assist.
  • It was her fourth double-digit kill match of the season.
  • Bent also tied for third on the team with nine digs.
  • Sophomore Lara Verstovsek (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) had seven kills.
  • Junior setter Ines Grom-Mansencal (Cincinnati, Ohio/Wyoming) had 25 assists and a team-high 15 digs for her third-straight double-double and fifth in the last six matches.
  • Junior libero Ella Pereira (Redondo Beach, Calif. / Rolling Hills Prep) added 13 digs.
  • Brandeis finished the weekend within six points of their opponents in eight of their nine sets on the weekend.


  • The Judges' next four matches will be played in Maine, with a tri-match against Colby and Bates next Friday in Lewiston, and Bowdoin and Maine Maritime in Brunswick on Saturday.