DURHAM, N.H.  -- The University of New Hampshire volleyball team went an impressive 9-1 in competition at the UNH tournament last weekend at Lundholm Gymnasium. The Wildcats opened the day with six-straight games won and closed out the day with a three-game winning streak.
The Wildcats opened the day with sweep against a UNH alumni team (25-20, 25-12) and followed that up with a two-game sweeps of Boston College (25-19, 25-19) and Rhode Island (25-12, 25-18). UNH dropped game one to Maine, 21-25, but rallied with a decisive victory in game two, 25-12). The Wildcats closed out the day with a sweep of Dartmouth (25-20, 25-18).

Freshman outside hitter Lauren Laquerre (Concord, N.H.) had a team-best 37 kills and six aces on the day. Sophomores Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta) closely followed with 32 kills, five aces and two blocks, while Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.) garnered 13 kills and a team-best four blocks.
Sophomore setter Kate Uitti (Pinckney, Mich.) paced the Wildcat offense with 50 assists, 18 digs and five service aces. Freshman setter Sara Heldman (Greenwood, Ind.) finished the day with 40 assists.

Defensively, Alyse Lahti (Pepper Pike, Ohio) had a team-best 48 digs and added four aces.

The Wildcat volleyball returns to action on April 26 when it will compete against fellow America East programs in a beach championship in Rochester, N.Y.

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