FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The University of New Hampshire women's volleyball team lost in straight games, 0-3 to No. 15 ranked Penn State University on Friday at Alumni Hall on the campus of host Fairfield University. The game scores were 22-30, 18-30 and 20-30.
With the loss the 'Cats drop to 1-4 on the year, while the 1999 national champion Nittany Lions improve to a 4-0 mark on the season.
UNH stayed close to Penn State in the first match with an impressive .333 hitting percentage by registering 14 kills on 33 attempts.
Senior captain Lauren Knight (Centerville, Mass.) and junior outside hitter Alyson Coler (Monte Sereno, Calif.) paced the Wildcat offense with nine kills apiece. Coler also notched four digs and hit for a .250 hitting percentage. Freshmen Amy Dai (Calgary, Alb.) and Erin Walker (Fulton, N.Y.) each chipped in with four kills in the losing cause.
New Hampshire returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 7 with a 1 p.m. match vs. host Fairfield and at 4:30 they face Seton Hall to finish the Fairfield tournament. The next Wildcat home match is Sept. 20, when they will host a tournament with North Carolina State, Kent State and Montana State. The tournament begins at 4:30 p.m. and UNH plays Montana State at 7 p.m.