UNH Volleyball Defeats Boston College

DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women's volleyball defeated Boston College 3-1 Wednesday night at Lundholm Gymnasium.

With the victory, the Wildcats improved to 2-3 on the year and Boston College dropped to 2-3.

UNH had little trouble in the first game with a 15-3 win, but the rest of the match turned into a battle. The Wildcats were able to edge out a 15-13 win in the second, the Eagles took the third game 15-11, but UNH clinched the match with a 15-12 win in the third game.

Jennifer Walker (Fulton, N.Y.) had a stellar match with a 15 kill, 10 dig and six service ace performance. Walker also added four solo blocks, two block assists and 10 digs.

Other leading killer for the Wildcats were Jillian Ross (Naperville, Ill.) with 12, Kim Mirts-Poen (Essex, Iowa) with 12, Bethany Cole (Canterbury, N.H.) with 11 and Carrie Brandon (Midland, Mich.) with 10.

Once again setter Stacy Barnett (Crystal Lake, Ill.) was solid and posted a match-high 55 assists. Barnett also sparked the Wildcats with some impressive defense and registered a match-high 20 digs.

For Boston College, Lauren Schwer (11 kills, 12 digs) and Laura DeLong (10 kills, two aces) and Kristin Sprinkel (13 kills, two aces) had strong games.

The Wildcats return to action this weekend at the UMass Tournament beginning Friday morning. UNH's next home game is Saturday, October 16 against Towson at 1 p.m.

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