ORONO, MAINE – Freshman Amy Keding (Northbrook, Ill.) had a team-high 10 kills, but it wasn’t enough as the University of New Hampshire women’s volleyball team fell, 3-1, to America East foe the Maine, on Friday night at Memorial Gym. The match scores were 25-27, 25-16, 25-14, and 25-18. UNH moves to 5-17, 2-4 in America East, while the Black Bears are now 10-10, 3-3 AE.
In addition to Keding, junior Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta) added nine kills and 16 digs. Pauline Acres (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) and Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.) each had seven kills, while setters Sara Heldman (Greenwood, Ind.) and Kate Uitti (Pinckney, Mich.) had 18 and 14 assists, respectively. Defensively, Alyse Lahti (Pepper Pike, Ohio) had a match-best 19 digs.
The Wildcats won the first set coming back from multiple six-point deficits. UNH won four straight rallies to tie the set at 20, eventually winning 27-25. The Black Bears won the next three sets, 25-16, 25-14, and 25-18. The second set was tied at 5-5 before Maine went on a 10-4 run to build a comfortable 15-9 lead and went on for the nine-point win. In the third set, the Black Bears scored the first six points of the set and jumped out to a 16-6 lead and cruised to the win. In the final set, the teams went back-and-forth early with the game tied at 15-15 Maine scored 10 of the final 13 points to earn the four-set victory.
UNH returns home on Sunday, Oct. 26 against Maine. Tickets are available online at www.unhwildcats.com and the match will be streamed online at unhwildcats.tv. Fans can purchase events on a per game basis for $6.95 or they can purchase the annual subscription for $79.95.