VOLLEYBALL DROPS PAIR IN MICHIGAN/NIKE CHALLENGE
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    ANN ARBOR, Mich. –The University of New Hampshire volleyball team lost to Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne, 3-1 in its final match of the Michigan/Nike Challenge at Cliff Keen Arena. The game scores were 30-25, 19-30, 29-31 and 24-30.
Junior Outside Hitter
Emmy Blouin

    Junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) capped off a solid tournament with 18 kills, 15 digs and a .203 hitting percentage in the nightcap. Blouin was named to the Michigan/Nike Challenge All-Tournament Team for her efforts over the weekend in three matches posting a team-high 40 kills.
    Senior captain Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) posted 15 kills and 17 digs, which were the second best totals on the ‘Cats roster. Freshman middle blocker Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.) continued her strong play with career-high nine kills, six digs and four blocks.
Sophomore setter Lucia Bridova (Bratislava, Slovakia) amassed 36 assists and 14 digs running the Wildcat offense. Freshman libero Alyse Lahti (Pepper Pike, Ohio) registered a career-high 25 digs in a solid defensive effort.
    In the early match of the day, the ‘Cats were defeated by #22 ranked Michigan, 3-0. The game scores were 30-22, 30-15 and 30-18.
Blouin led UNH’s offense with nine kills, a .212 hitting percentage and four total blocks in the loss to the Wolverines. Sophomore captain Toni Barnas (Cary, Ill.) recorded five kills and eight digs, while Lahti notched a team-high 10 digs in the losing cause.
    UNH with the two losses falls to 2-10 on the season, while Michigan upped its record to a perfect 12-0 on the year and IPFW is now 8-8 in 2006.
    The Wildcat volleyball team returns to the court on Tuesday, Sept. 19 with a 7 p.m. match vs. the Harvard Crimson at Lundholm Gym.
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