DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball team owned a 7-5 record in its final spring tournament, which they hosted on Saturday, April 21 at the Hamel Recreation Center on the UNH campus.

    The Wildcats went 2-0 against Harvard (30-17, 30-26) and the UNH alumni team (30-25, 30-27), while they went 1-1 against Connecticut (30-21, 25-30), Dartmouth (30-24, 26-30) and Maine (25-30, 30-20). In the first match of the day, the ‘Cats were defeated by Boston College 2-0 (27-30, 28-30).

    Junior middle blocker Jess Compton (Woodridge, Ill.) had an outstanding weekend posting 29 kills, a team-high .460 hitting percentage and 14 blocks, while junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) led record a team-high 30 kills and 24 digs in the tournament. Junior outside hitter Toni Barnas (Cary, Ill.) and freshman middle blocker Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.) each registered 22 kills on the day, while Barnas also added 30 digs and Fogarty amassed five blocks and five service aces.

    Freshman setter Kate Uitti (Pinckney, Mich.) ran UNH’s offense finishing the tournament with 130 assists and 25 digs, while freshman libero Alyse Lahti (Pepper Pike, Ohio) turned in a strong defensive outing with 50 digs in 12 games.

    Freshman outside hitter Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta) also had an impressive stat line with 20 kills, 13 blocks, five aces and 32 digs. Freshman outside hitter Lindsey Loescher (Crystal Lake, Ill.) chipped in with 16 kills, a .371 hitting percentage and 18 digs for the weekend.
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