KINGSTON, R.I. -- The University of New Hampshire volleyball team completed a successful day at the URI Tournament, the team’s first tournament of the spring season on Saturday. The Wildcats opened with a split of the host Rams (1-1), defeated Boston College (2-0) and Holy Cross (2-0), before losing to Northeastern (0-2) in the final match of the day at Keaney Gymnasium.

The Wildcats earned a split with URI by capturing the first game 25-23 before losing a close second game 24-26. UNH bounced back with four-straight wins with two over BC (25-20, 25-18) and Holy Cross (25-16, 25-12). Northeastern ended UNH's run by winning the final two games of the day 20-25 and 13-25.

Sophomore outside hitter Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta) totaled 33 kills and held a .338 hitting percentage in a strong all-around performance. Freshman middle blocker Justine Elliott (Mitchellville, Md.) hit at a .338 hitting percentage and added five blocks. Sophomore middle blocker Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.) also tallied five blocks and had five service aces on the day. 

Sophomore setter Kate Uitti (Pinckney, Mich.) finished the day with 46 assists running the ‘Cats offense, while sophomore libero Alyse Lahti (Pepper Pike, Ohio) recorded 31 digs. 

The Wildcat volleyball team will travel to Northeastern on April 12 before they host their spring tournament on Saturday, April 19 on the UNH campus. Please check back to www.unhwildcats.com for more information on the tournament.


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