Wildcat volleyball tops Hartford, 3-0
Emmy Blouin

WEST HARTFORD, Conn.-- The University of New Hampshire women's volleyball team downed the University of Hartford, 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Sports Center for its fourth conference victory of the season. The game scores were 30-23, 30-27 and 30-22.

Sophomore outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) led the way for the Wildcats with a match-high 17 kills and a .500 hitting percentage on the day. Senior captain Erin Walker (Fulton, N.Y.) had another impressive match with 16 kills, a .467 hitting mark and six digs.

Freshman Lucia Bridova (Bratislava, Slovakia) ran the Wildcat attack with 43 assists and a match-high five blocks in the victory. Freshman libero Callie Webster (Mercer Island, Wash.) tallied 10 digs in another strong defensive effort.

The Wildcats notched 19 kills in game one with a .469 team hitting percentage and in Game 3, UNH posted 15 kills and hit at a .433 clip.

New Hampshire is currently in fourth place in the America East standings with a 4-7 record and a 7-19 overall mark, while Hartford drops to 8-20 and 0-10 in conference action. UNH has played two more matches than Stony Brook and UMBC, who the 'Cats are battling for the fourth and final playoff spot. The teams, who each currently stand at 3-6 in conference play, face each other on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m at Stony Brook.

The UNH volleyball team returns to action for its final regular-season match on Friday, Nov. 11 vs. Stony Brook. The four-member 2005 senior class will be honored in their final home match as Wildcats battle the Seawolves. Match time at Lundholm Gymnasium is 7 p.m.

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