VOLLEYBALL DOWNED BY ALBANY, 3-1

ALBANY, N.Y. – Freshman Destiny Tolliver (Rochester, Mich.) posted a team-high 15 kills and hit at a .364 clip, but the University of New Hampshire volleyball team lost to perennial league power the University at Albany, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon at University Gym. Set scores were 24-26, 25-16, 28-26 and 25-20.

Albany improves to 13-5 overall, 3-0 in America East play. UNH is now 7-12, 2-2 AE.

In addition to Tolliver, Amy Keding (Northbrook, Ill.) posted a double-double with 10 kills and 12 digs. Sara Heldman (Greenwood, Ind.) added six kills, 13 digs and a team-high 39 assists. Defensively, Jayde Huxtable (St. Charles, Ill.) tallied 14 digs, while middle blocker Justine Elliott (Mitchellville, Md.) recorded seven blocks.

New Hampshire won the first set by a 26-24 margin. The 'Cats had 14 kills and took advantage of seven Albany attacking errors. The Great Danes captured the next three sets to earn the come-from-behind win. UA won the second set 25-16 by registering 13 kills and hitting at a .214 clip. In a back-and-forth third set, Albany eventually captured a 28-26 win. The Great Danes tallied 18 kills and hit at .234, while UNH had 16 kills and hit at a team-best .196. Albany took the final set by five (25-20); in the set, New Hampshire had 10 attacking errors, while UA had 12 kills in the frame.

UNH returns to action Oct. 16 (2 p.m.) vs. UMBC. It is the Dig Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser in which fans are encouraged to wear pink. Tickets are available online at www.unhwildcats.com.

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