DURHAM, N.H.-- The University of New Hampshire women's volleyball team defeated the University of Hartford, 3-0, on Friday night at Lundholm Gymnasium. The game scores were 30-27, 30-21 and 30-27.
UNH posted 17 kills in each of the three games and hit for a .220 hitting percentage in the second game.
Freshman outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alb.) paced the Wildcat attack tallying a match-high 14 kills, to go along with 11 digs. Senior co-captain Natasha Otte (Plymouth, N.H.) ranked second on the 'Cats roster with 11 kills and a .227 hitting percentage.
Junior outside hitter Erin Walker (Fulton, N.Y.) notched nine kills, while classmate Karen Harrington (Windham, N.H.) finished the match with seven kills, a match-high four blocks and a .545 hitting percentage.
Sophomore setter Katie Weidner (Warrenville, Ill.) quarterbacked the 'Cats offense with 46 helpers and nine digs, while senior libero Jen Williams (Mountain View, Calif.) turned in another solid performance on defense with a team-high 13 digs.
Hartford was led by Gillian Ryan and Teri Connolly who posted six kills apiece. Catherine Mahon ended the match with a match-high 15 digs, while Brianne Paulson recorded 16 helpers in the loss for the Hawks.
The Wildcat volleyball team (6-15 overall, 2-4 America East) returns to action on Saturday, October 23rd against conference rival Northeastern University. Match time at Lundholm Gymnasium is 4 p.m.