UNH VOLLEYBALL PLACES SECOND AT RUTGERS TOURNAMENT

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- The University of New Hampshire women's volleyball team closed out the weekend with a 2-1 record to place second at the Rutgers Classic this weekend.

In the late match today, UNH defeated Princeton University, 3-0 in their last match of the tournament to lock up second place, while host Rutgers took home the tournament title. UNH now has a 6-7 record overall on the year, while Princeton drops to 6-3. The game scores were 15-11, 15-7, 15-10.

In the Princeton match, Senior outside hitter Jillian Ross (Naperville, Ill.) recorded a match-high 16 kills and 12 digs to pace the Wildcats offense. Three other UNH players finished with 10 kills or more. Senior co-captain Stacy Barnett (Crystal Lake, Ill.) notched 40 assists in the win over Princeton.

In the early match of the day, the 'Cats lost to host Rutgers, 3-0. The game scores were 15-7, 16-14, 15-5. Senior co-captain Kim Mirts-Poen (Essex, Iowa) tallied a team-high 12 kills in the losing cause.

In early match last night, the Wildcats knocked of St. Peter's, 3-1 in UNH's opening match of the tournament. The game scores were 15-12, 16-18, 15-9, 15-6. Freshman outside hitter Alyson Coler (Monte Sereno, Calif.) led the way for UNH with a career-high 24 kills and hit at a .690 clip. Senior Jen Walker (Fulton, N.Y.) also had a solid outing with 23 kills and a career-high 11 total blocks.

UNH returns to action on Sat., Sept. 30 at 1pm vs. Wagner College at the Harvard Tournament in Cambridge, Mass.

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