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Princeton women's volleyball extends winning streak against Brown

The Princeton University women's volleyball team took on Brown University in an Ivy League matchup. The Tigers won the match, 3-2, keeping their win streak alive and extending it to five. Princeton now has a record of 18-3 overall and 10-1 in conference play, with three more Ivy League matchups on the horizon.

After this win, Princeton officially swept the Bears this season. Freshman Lucia Scalamandre recorded a season-high 17 kills and recorded six blocks to lead the team in both categories. Junior Maya Satchell recorded two aces which were the match-high of the evening. Senior Lindsey Kelly led the team with 57 assists and 15 digs.

The first set of the evening went to Brown, who won 25-19. Princeton took a 4-2 lead early in the first set, but the Bears jumped to 7-4 after a 5-0 run. The Tigers were able to take another lead after their scoreless run, but Brown ultimately came back at the end to capture the first point of the match.

Princeton came back from their first defeat to win the second set. The set started off with a 5-0 run by the Tigers which featured Scalamandre having three consecutive kills. The Tigers then took a big jump to lead 14-9 during the set. Brown narrowed the deficit to two, making the score 23-21 late in the second set. The Tigers secured the second set 25-22 after a senior Avery Luoma kill. The teams were now tied 1-1, with both teams trying to capture the next two sets.

Sophomore Mariah Haislip was a big part of helping the Tigers win the third set. Haislip had four kills that allowed them to keep the lead. After her three-straight kills, Princeton led 15-10. After another kill by the sophomore, the Tigers brought their lead to six. Princeton held Brown to only four more points as they took the set 25-15.

The fourth set did not go in Princeton's favor. The Bears immediately had a 6-0 run before taking a 16-10 lead. The Tigers were able to close the gap to 21-19, but Brown powered through and took the set 25-21. The two teams were tied 2-2 and looking to take the final set.

The Tigers went on an early 3-0 run before the Bears went on a 5-0 run. The set was only differentiated by one point as the Bears led 15-14. After Princeton went on a 3-0 run, they were able to get the final say and win the set 18-16.

Senior Elena Montgomery broke some of her own statistics to have five new season highs out of six main statistical categories. Montgomery had a season-high 16 kills and four total blocks.

Princeton won the five-set thriller 3-2.

What's Up Next for Princeton Women's Volleyball

Princeton women's volleyball takes the court again on Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. at Dillon Gymnasium to take on Yale. You can watch your Tigers on ESPN+.