DURHAM, N.H.-- The University of New Hampshire volleyball team defeated the University of Maine, 3-1, in the final match of the regular season on Saturday night at Lundholm Gym. The game scores were 30-21, 30-22, 27-30 and 30-19.
The Wildcats have now won their last 11 matches in a row and enter the America East tournament as the No. 1 seed with a 21-10 overall record and a 11-1 record in conference play.
UNH was led statistically by junior outside hitter Alyson Coler (Monte Sereno, Calif.) who posted a match-high 21 kills and nine digs on the night, while senior co-captain Lauren Knight (Cape Cod, Mass.) added 13 kills, seven digs and five total blocks. Junior setter Anne Davis (Groveland, Ill.) quarterbacked the 'Cats offense with a match-high 50 assists, a team-high 15 digs and four service aces. Junior libero Sasha Scott (North Branford, Conn.) registered 14 digs in another strong defensive performance.
The Wildcats will host the America East volleyball tournament at Lundholm Gym on Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24. The Wildcats return to action on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1p.m against No. 4 seed University at Albany and in the second semifinal at 3:30 p.m., No. 2 seed Northeastern University will face No. 3 seed Stony Brook University. The winner of each match will play in the championship game on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. for the automatic berth in the NCAA tournament.