DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women's volleyball team defeated intrastate rival Dartmouth College, 3-0, on Tuesday night at Lundholm Gymnasium. The game scores were 30-19, 33-31, 30-18.
With the win, UNH improves to 6-8 on the year, while Dartmouth drops to 5-3 on the season. The Wildcats finished the match with a strong third game posting a match-high 19 kills and a .375 hitting percentage in that frame.
The Wildcats were once again led by senior outside hitter Alyson Coler (Monte Sereno, Calif.), who posted a match-high 16 kills along with a .351 hitting percentage and six digs. Coler needs four digs to become the fourth member of UNH's 1,000 dig club.
Senior middle hitter Chelsea Hammer (Eden Prairie, Minn.) posted a season-high nine kills, which was second best on the 'Cats roster, and hit at a .389 clip in the match. Freshman setter Katie Weidner (Warrenville, Ill.) saw most of the action quarterbacking the 'Cat attack with 26 assists, while senior co-captain Sasha Scott (North Branford, Conn.) notched a match-high 16 digs on defense. The Granite State duo of junior middle hitter Natasha Otte (Plymouth) and sophomore middle hitter Karen Harrington (Windham) registered eight and six kills, respectively.
The Wildcats' next match is Friday, Sept. 26 vs. Brown University in the opening match of the Brown Tournament in Providence, R.I. Match time is 7 p.m.