Verstovsek sets career-high with 24 kills, but Judges drop tri-match to Endicott and Babson, 3-1

Lara Verstovsek '25 (Photo by Lewis Glass /
Lara Verstovsek '25 (Photo by Lewis Glass /

BEVERLY, Mass. – The Brandeis University volleyball team lost a pair of contests hosted at Endicott College. Brandeis lost both matches 3-1 against Endicott (25-21, 18-25, 25-23, 25-22) and Babson (25-18, 12-25, 25-17, 25-18).


• Brandeis 9-9

• Babson 17-1

• Endicott 12-4



• The Judges played the Gulls closely in all sets, losing by a combined seven points across the three sets.

• The Judges won the 2nd set after winning eight points in a stretch of 11 points to take a 22-16 lead.

• The Judges also had the lead 23-22 in the 3rd set before Endicott rattled off three points to win the set.

• Against the Beavers, the Judges made a run at the end of the 1st set to tighten it up to a 22-18 score.

• In the 2nd, the Judges pulled away, taking an 0-2 score early to win the set 25-12.

• Brandeis had a good chance to win the 3rd set when they were up 16-14, but Babson won 10 straight points before taking the set 25-17.



• In the opener, the Judges got a match- and career-high 24-kill performance from sophomore Lara Verstovsek (Houston, Texas / Episcopal) and a 10-kill performance from graduate student Sydney Bent (Raleigh, N.C. / Ransom Everglades School).

• Bent also had the team-high in digs in the match with 20, followed by a tie between Verstovsek and senior Stephanie Borr (Westfield, N.J. / Westfield) with 15.

• Junior Ines Grom-Mansencal (Cincinnati, Ohio / Wyoming) led the team in assists with 35.

• In the second match, Verstovsek led the team in kills again with 12, while Borr led the team in digs with 12.

• Grom-Mansencal had another great outing, finishing the match with 31 assists.



  • The Judges host the MIT Engineers Thursday, October 13 at 6 PM.

-- by Benton Ferebee '23