Wildcat Volleyball splits in final day of UNH Tournament

DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women's volleyball team lost to Florida International, 3-1 in the final match of the UNH Tournament on Saturday night at Lundholm Gymnasium. The game scores were 27-30, 23-30, 30-23, 29-31.

UNH placed second in the tournament with a 2-1 record on the weekend, with the loss the 'Cats drop to 5-8 overall on the season, while Florida International improves to 8-3 on the year.

Senior outside hitter Alyson Coler (Monte Sereno, Calif.) registered a match-high 21 kills and chipped in with 14 digs, while sophomore outside hitter Erin Walker (Fulton, N.Y.) posted 19 kills and nine digs. On the defensive side, junior defensive specialist Jen Williams (Mountain View, Calif.) finished the match with 16 digs, while Sasha Scott (North Branford, Conn.) notched 14 digs. Coler and Williams were named to the All-Tournament Team for their efforts on the weekend.

Freshman setter Katie Weidner (Warrenville, Ill.) and senior Anne Davis (Groveland, Ill.) split time at the setter position recording 28 and 18 assists respectively.

In the early match, the Wildcats defeated Syracuse, 3-1. The game scores were 30-25, 30-27, 23-30, 30-19.

Coler poured in a match-high 19 kills and 15 digs, while Walker posted 15 kills, which was second best on the 'Cats roster. Senior right side hitter Erin Ludwig and junior middle hitter Natasha Otte (Plymouth, N.H.) tallied 12 kills apiece. Ludwig also chipped in with a team-high .375 hitting percentage and Otte tallied four total blocks.

Davis and Weidner shared time running the UNH offense with 26 and 21 assists respectively.

Jennifer Owens of Florida International was the tournament's MVP, Jessica Jones and Adriana Fundora from Florida International were also named the the All-Tournament Team. Kristen Conway from Syracuse and Amy Kauppila from Rhode Island rounded out the All-Tournament Team.

UNH returns to action on Tuesday, September 23 vs. intrastate rival Dartmouth College. Match time is 7 p.m. at Lundholm Gym. The match will be broadcast live on the radio by the UNH Sports Network.

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