Andy Vailas Football Andy, a senior from Bedford, N.H., passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two more to lead the fourth-ranked UNH football team to Saturday afternoon’s 52-19 victory against Dartmouth College at Cowell Stadium. On Monday, he was selected CAA Offensive Player of the Week. Andy carried the ball eight times for a personal-best 112 yards, including a 69-yard TD that opened the game scoring at 11:48 of the first quarter; the two rushing TDs matched a career high – his second rushing touchdown gave the Wildcats a 31-13 lead at 1:15 of the second quarter. The senior quarterback completed 17 of 26 passes for 219 yards in his first start of the 2014 season. His first aerial TD was a 29-yard connection with classmate R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) at 11:21 of the third quarter and that duo struck again on a two-yard scoring play at 1:57 of the third.
Brenna Buckwalter Volleyball Brenna, a junior from Evergreen, Colo., averaged 2.80 kills per set and 3.20 digs per set to lead UNH volleyball to a 2-1 week. The right side hitter notched her second career double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs on the strength of a match-high .474 attack percentage to power the Wildcats to a three-set victory (25-17, 25-22, 28-26) over the New Jersey Institute of Technology on Sunday, Sept. 28. In the America East opener against the University of Massachusetts Lowell (Sept. 26), she recorded double-digit digs with 12 while tacking on seven kills in a straight set win (25-29, 25-14, 25-14). Brenna also hit a team-high .429 to pace the squad.