Wildcat volleyball spikes Seton Hall at UConn Tournament

~Walker becomes fourth member of UNH's 1,000 kill club~

Erin Walker

STORRS, Conn.-- The University of New Hampshire women's volleyball team wrapped up play in the final day at UConn Toyota Classic with a 3-0 victory against Seton Hall University on Saturday afternoon. The game scores were 30-26, 30-27 and 30-25.

With the win the Wildcats improve to 2-8 on the season, while Seton Hall dropped to 3-4.

Junior Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif) led the way for the 'Cats on offense making her third start of the season at outside hitter and posting a career-high and match-high 20 kills on 49 attempts to go along with nine digs and a .265 hitting percentage.

Senior captain Erin Walker (Fulton, N.Y.) needed one kill coming into the match for her 1,000 career kill. She managed 16 kills on 39 attempts to become the fourth player in school history to accomplish that feat, joining her sister Jen, Jillian Ross and Alyson Coler. Walker currently ranks fourth on the all-time school kill list with 1,015 kills and she needs only 28 kills to surpass her sister Jen for third place on the all-time list. Rehn and Walker were named to the UConn Toyota Classic All-Tournament Team for their outstanding play over the weekend at Connecticut. Rehn totalled 38 kills, while Walker tallied 36 kills guiding UNH to a 2-1 record over the weekend.

Freshman setter Lucia Bridova (Bratislava, Slovakia) got her third start running the Wildcat attack notching a career-high 46 assists and adding seven digs. Freshman libero Callie Webster (Mercer Island, Wash.) totalled 11 digs in the win, while freshman outside hitter Cailtin Dowd (Portsmouth, N.H.) registered 10 kills and an impressive .375 hitting percentage.

The Wildcats posted 20 kills and notched at least a .300 hitting percentage in Games 1 and 2. They finished the match with a .267 team hitting percentage.

The Wildcat volleyball team will play host to the Ocean National Bank Invitational beginning on Friday, Sept. 16 vs. Florida Atlantic (7 p.m.) at Lundholm Gym.

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