DURHAM, N.H.- Despite an impressive career-high 25-kill effort and a hitting percentage of .714 by senior Jennifer Walker (Fulton, N.Y.), the University of New Hampshire women's volleyball team suffered a 3-1 America East setback vs. Hofstra University on Oct. 22. The team played in front of a school-record 1,949 fans on "Pack The Arena Day" at Lundholm Gymnasium.
UNH fell behind early in the match, as the scores went 15-7, 15-13, 5-15 and 15-10 in favor of the visitors, who improved to 13-10 overall, but more importantly 8-0 in America East, while UNH fell to 15-9 and 5-2 in the conference.
Walker's 25 kills topped her previous best of 23 kills, which she recorded on Sept. 22, 2000 vs. St. Peter's at the Rutgers Tournament.
Senior setter Stacy Barnett (Crystal Lake, Ill.) was just one assist short of her personal best mark of 67, which she compiled on Sept. 2 vs. Eastern Michigan.
Senior outside hitter Kim Mirts-Poen (Essex, Iowa) also played well for the 'Cats with a game-high 21 digs.
One of the keys to victory for The Pride was the play of Stephanie Rewitz, who had team highs of 21 kills and 19 digs.
The squad will return to action on Wed., Oct. 25 at Vermont and then will return home for three straight home matches vs. Delaware (Oct. 27), Drexel (Oct. 28) and Towson (Oct. 29), all in Lundholm Gymnasium.