VESTAL, N.Y. – Junior Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.) posted a match-high 14 kills, but the University of New Hampshire volleyball team dropped Saturday afternoon’s 3-1 decision to America East foe Binghamton University at West Gym. The match scores were 25-18, 21-25, 21-25, 22-25. The Wildcats fall to 3-16 on the season, including 0-3 in America East play, while the Bearcats move to 9-11 overall and 4-0 in the conference.
In addition to Fogarty on offense, freshman Lauren Laquerre (Concord, N.H.) tallied 13 kills, while junior Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta) had 10. Defensively, junior Alyse Lahti (Pepper Pike, Ohio) led the way for the Wildcats with 14 digs, while fellow junior Kate Uitti (Pinckney, Mich.) tied her season-high with 46 assists.
In the first set, the Wildcats led 16-15 when they reeled off a 9-3 run to close out the set. The second set was neck-and-neck with neither team building more than a three-point lead until UNH took a 17-13 advantage midway through the set. Binghamton then used a 4-0 run to tie the set at 17. With the set later tied at 20, Binghamton outscored the Wildcats 5-1 to close out the set. The third set was almost a mirror image of the second, with no team taking more than a two-point lead until UNH went up 16-13. The Bearcats would then tie the set at 19 as part of an 8-2 run to win the set. With the fourth set tied, 8-8, Binghamton built a 12-10 lead before sparking a 5-0 run that gave it a 17-10 lead. UNH used a 6-0 run of its own to tie the set at 20, but was outscored 5-2 to end the set.
The Wildcats return to action Saturday, Oct. 18, when they play host to league foe Hartford. The ‘Cats also play host to Stony Brook on Sunday, Oct. 19. Both match times are 1 p.m. at Lundholm Gymnasium. Tickets are available online at www.unhwildcats.com and both matches 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.