April 25, 2010

VOLLEYBALL COMPLETES SPRING SLATE WITH 3-0 MARK AT UNH SPRING TOURNAMENT

DURHAM, N.H. -- University of New Hampshire volleyball team completed the spring schedule by going 3-0 in the UNH Spring Tournament on Saturday. The Wildcats played matches against Dartmouth as well as Boston College and a UNH alumni team.The team won six of their eight sets played with wins over Dartmouth (2-1: 12-25, 29-27 and 15-9), Boston College (2-1: 25-14, 18-25 and 15-12) and UNH alumni (2-0: 25-19 and 25-22).

Offensively, Lauren Laquerre (Concord, N.H.) led the way with 27 kills, a .313 hitting percentage, three blocks and 27 digs. Amy Keding (Northbrook, Ill.) added 23 kills, four service aces and 30 digs. Middle blockers Justine Elliott (Mitchellville, Md.) and Starsha Tunstall (East Providence, R.I.) recorded seven and six blocks, respectively. Sara Heldman (Greenwood, Ind.) guided the offense for New Hampshire with 68 assists, six kills, five aces, four blocks and 28 digs. Defensively, Jayde Huxtable (St. Charles, Ill.) posted a team-high 48 digs and added three aces for New Hampshire.

The Wildcats finished the spring with an impressive 8-2 record in three weekend round-robin tournaments. Overall, New Hampshire won 19-of-26 sets in the spring. UNH will open the 2010 fall schedule on Aug. 27-28 at Army. The Wildcats' first match will be Fri., Aug. 27 against St. John's at 2:30 p.m.

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