Larissa Adomat and Kira Batura recorded double-digit kills as the Northeastern volleyball team swept visiting New Hampshire 3-0 (30-21, 30-26, 36-34) Friday night at Solomon Court. The Huskies improve to 18-9 overall and 9-2 in the America East as head coach Ken Nichols picked up his 100th win at the helm of the Huskies.
Adomat pumped in eight kills and Batura added six in game one as the Huskies recorded a .395 attack percentage to UNH's .135. The WIldcats pulled to within one at 18-19, but NU used an 11-6 run to pull away and take the opening contest 30-21.
The Wildcats had help from Erin Walker who chipped in five kills in the second game and UNH improved it's attack pecentage to .219 after posting a .306 mark in game two. However, Adomat added another six kills for NU and the Huskies claimed game two 30-26.
The Wildcats were down 20-13 but chipped away at the Husky lead, using seven kills from Walker in the third game. UNH threatened to tie the game when they pulled to 22-21, but NU freshman Brittany Eukovich nailed a slide shot on the right side to extend Northeastern's lead to two. The Wildcats were able to hang with the Huskies and fought off two match points to take a 30-20 advantage. Both teams tied and traded the lead back and forth before NU was able to put away the Wildcats 36-34 in the third and final game.
Adomat led Northeastern with 14 kills and recorded a .519 attack percentage along with three block assists. Batura contributed 12 kills and 12 digs and Ashley Adamczyk also tallied 12 digs. Reigning America East Rookie of the Year setter Bree Peterson posted 46 assists.
Walker led all players with 16 kills and freshman Emmy Blouin added 11 kills for the Wildcats, who compiled a .259 attack percentage for the match. Libero Jen Williams posted a match-high 14 digs and setter Katie Weidner tallied 44 assists.
Northeastern will return to Solomon Court for its last home match of the year with a 7 p.m., contest with third-place Maine. NU seniors Ashley Adamczyk, Shannon Brooker, Karrin Moore and Whitney Wienkoop will all be honored prior to their last match at Solomon Court.