DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women's volleyball team defeated Boston College in three straight games on Tuesday night at Lundholm Gym. The game scores were 30-28, 30-14, 31-29.
With the win, UNH improves to 3-4 on the year, while Boston College, led by former UNH assistant coach Andrea Leonard, drops to 6-2 this season. UNH started the match strong with 21 kills and a .314 hitting percentage in the first stanza and in the second frame, the 'Cats tallied 12 kills and hit at a .265 clip.
The Wildcats offense was once again led by senior outside hitter Alyson Coler (Monte Sereno, Calif.) who registered a match-high 21 points and 17 kills on the night. Coler needs 14 kills to break the all-time school record and has amassed 1,373 kills since she arrived in Durham. Former Wildcat Jillian Ross (1997-2000) is the current record holder with 1,386 kills in her four-year career.
Senior co-captain Sasha Scott (North Branford, Conn.) and junior defensive specialist Jen Williams (Mountain View, Calif.) each finished with a team-high 11 digs apiece. Senior setter Anne Davis (Groveland, Ill.) ran the 'Cat attack with 34 assists on the evening and sophomore outside hitter Erin Walker (Fulton, N.Y.) posted nine kills and eight digs which was second best on the 'Cats roster.
The Granite State duo of sophomore middle hitter Karen Harrington (Windham, N.H.) and junior middle hitter Natasha Otte (Plymouth, N.H.) turned in solid performances. Harrington notched a team-high six total blocks and six kills, while Otte recorded eight kills, eight digs and four total blocks.
The UNH volleyball team returns to action on Thursday, September 11 at the Golden Bear Invitational in Berkeley, Calif. The 'Cats play No. 16 ranked California in the first match of the tournament at 7 p.m. PST.