DAYTON, OHIO. -- The University of New Hampshire women's volleyball team went 1-1 in the final day of the Dayton Tournament. The Wildcats 1-2 record placed them third in the tournament. In the late match, the 'Cats defeated Eastern Michigan University, 3-2 in the final match of the tournament. The game scores were 11-15, 15-12, 15-11, 10-15, 15-6. UNH's record is now 3-4 overall on the season with the split on Saturday.
In the Eastern Michigan match, UNH had all cylinders working on offense with three players posting 19 kills or more. Senior outside hitter Jillian Ross (Naperville, Ill.) notched 20 kills and a season-high 25 digs in her best outing of the year. New Hampshire native Katie Jentes (Madbury, N.H.) had a career night with 22 kills and hitting at an impressive .435 clip. Senior middle hitter Jen Walker (Fulton, N.Y.) also set a season-high with 19 kills, while chipping in with 10 digs. Senior co-captain Stacy Barnett (Crystal Lake, Ill.) also had her best match of the early season posting 67 assists and 16 digs in the win over the Eagles of Eastern Michigan. Freshman Alyson Coler (Monte Sereno, Calif.) showed flashes of brilliance in the match with 10 kills and a career-high 28 digs.
In the early match, UNH was defeated by host University of Dayton, 0-3. The game scores were 11-15, 7-15, 5-15.
In the Dayton match, Ross continued her strong play on the weekend recording a team-high 10 kills and pouring in a match-high 10 digs. Walker and Jentes tallied eight and nine kills respectively.
UNH returns to action at home on Wednesday, Sept. 13 to face Boston College at 7pm at Lundholm Gymnasium.