BERKELEY, Calif. - Alyson Coler (Monte Sereno, Calif.) and Erin Walker (Fulton, N.Y.) both recorded a team-high eight kills, but the University of New Hampshire women's volleyball team was defeated in straight games, 3-0 (30-21, 30-12, 30-23), by the University of California on Thursday night.
Coler increased her season kill total to 121 and her career number to 1,381 to move within six kills of surpassing Jillian Ross' UNH benchmark of 1,386. Coler also recorded a match-high 12 digs on the evening while Walker compiled a team-best three blocks.
UNH (3-5) recorded its most effective attack in the opening game with 11 kills and a .108 hitting percentage. Cal (6-0) had its match lows of 12 kills and a .194 hitting percentage in Game 1 and followed that with an impressive .389 hitting percentage in the second game.
Katie Weidner (Warrenville, Ill.) was the primary setter for the 'Cat attack and was credited with 15 assists. Anne Davis (Groveland, Ill.) had nine assists in her relief effort. Also of note, Sasha Scott (North Branford, N.J.) finished with 10 digs.
Cal was led offensively by Mia Jerkov's 19 kills and .289 hitting percentage.
UNH returns to action Sept. 12 against Cal Poly-SLO (8 p.m. Eastern) and conclude play at the Cal Tournament on Sept. 13 vs. Nevada (8 p.m. Eastern). The next Wildcat home match is Sept. 19 vs. Rhode Island in opening day action of the UNH Tournament. Start time at Lundholm Gymnasium is 7 p.m.