BOSTON -- Junior outside hitter Alyson Coler (Monte Sereno, Calif.) led the UNH volleyball team as she shattered the school record and posted the second highest kill total in Division I volleyball this year with 38 kills in Tuesday night's 3-2 loss to Northeastern University at Solomon Court. The game scores were 30-27, 30-28, 23-30, 26-30, 13-15 .
With the loss in the America East opener, the Wildcats drop to 10-10 on the year and 0-1 in conference play.
Coler broke the single-match kill record previously held by Beth Cole who owned the record for the last five years with 30 kills on Nov. 1, 1997. She also broke the single-match total with 81 attack attempts, while adding 17 digs and hitting for a match-high .346 hitting percentage. Coler's 38 kills moves her into second place on UNH's career kill list with 1,048 kills passing former Wildcat Jen Walker with 1,042.
Senior co-captain Lauren Knight (Centerville, Mass.) registered 24 kills and 13 digs, while junior libero Sasha Scott (North Branford, Conn.) tallied 21 digs in a solid defensive performance. Junior setter Erin Ludwig (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) quarterbacked the Wildcat offense with a career-high 72 helpers.
The Wildcats next match is Friday, Oct. 11 vs. the University of Hartford. Match time is 6 p.m. at Lundholm Gymnasium.