Worcester, MA --- Bailey Sarber (Westerly, RI) and Elyssa Dorenfeld (Reading, MA) earned All-Tournament Team honors as they led WPI to a second place finish in the Worcester City Tournament Sunday at Laska Gym on the campus of Assumption. The Engineers, who are now 9-1, downed Worcester State 3-0 in the opener before falling to Clark 3-0 in the championship tilt.
The morning match saw the Engineers improve to 9-0 when they handled Worcester State in straight sets (25-11, 25-18, 25-16) . Sarber notched 11 kills and four digs, while Dorenfeld recorded nine kills, four assists and 11 digs. Alyssa Fidanza (Ellington, CT) contributed nine kills and nine digs to the cause. Kim Woodward (Clifton Park, NY) paced the Crimson and Gray with 30 assists and Joan Porambo (Jim Thorpe, PA) dug out 28 balls.
WPI stumbled in the afternoon session when they lost for the first time in the 2010 campaign to Clark by scores of 23-25, 18-25, 17-25. Errors plagued the Engineers as they racked up 22 as a team. Dorenfeld netted 15 digs, seven kills and four assists, while All-Tournament teammate Sarber matched her earlier kill tally of 11, and also had 10 digs. Porambo added 19 digs to her 30 digs in the first match for a total of 47. Leading in assists was Woodward who compiled 26 for the match and 56 on the day.
The Engineers face Clark again on Tuesday in Harrington Auditorium as they begin conference play at 7pm.