Worcester, Mass. - Tournament MVP Amira Tranchell (Falmouth, Mass.) totaled 23 kills and 28 digs to help Clark successfully defend the Worcester City Volleyball Tournament title on Saturday at WPI.
Clark has won the last two crowns and three of the last four while today's championship helps the Cougars move into a tie with Assumption with nine overall titles.
The Cougars of Clark University were victorious on Sunday in the Championship game of the 2011 Worcester City College Volleyball tournament, defeating the host Engineers of WPI, 3-1 (21-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-20).
Tranchell paced Clark with 11 kills, 14 digs and four total blocks against WPI. ToniMarie Illuzzi (Manorville, N.Y.) had ten kills. Rachel Spera (North Hollywoord, Calif.) had 23 assists and two service aces. Kortney Kelley (Barnstable, Mass.) had 23 digs.
WPI was led by Elyssa Dorenfeld (Reading, MA) with 15 kills and ten digs. Belinda Nwagbara (Santa Rosa, CA) had 13 kills, five digs and two block assists. Bailey Sarber (Westerly, RI) had 11 kills and nine digs. Holly Ganser (Seward, AK) had eight kills and four total blocks,
Clark's record now stands at 3-2 while WPI falls to 4-2. The Engineers will get a rematch as the play their next match this Tuesday, September 13 for a rematch at Clark University in a 7:00 PM contest.