CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Senior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) tallied a match-high 19 kills in the 3-1 loss to ACC foe Boston College on Friday morning at Power Gym in the second match of the BC/NU Tournament. The game scores were 30-23, 21-30, 27-30 and 24-30.
    With the loss, the Wildcats drop to 4-1 overall on the season, while BC improves its record to 3-3 on the year.
    Blouin needs only five kills to become the fifth player in school history to post 1,000 career kills along with former Wildcats Alyson Coler, Jillian Ross and sisters Erin and Jen Walker. She currently sits at 995 career kills in three plus seasons in Durham, which included a career-high 402 kills last season.
    Sophomore outside hitter Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta) also had another outstanding performance with 17 kills, a .400 hitting percentage and 11 digs in the losing cause. Senior tri-captain Toni Barnas (Cary, Ill.) also chipped in with nine kills, while sophomore Kate Uitti (Pinckney, Mich.) quarterbacked the ‘Cat attack with 48 assists and nine digs against the Eagles.
    Sophomore libero Alyse Lahti (Pepper Pike, Ohio) registered a match-high 15 digs in a strong defensive outing. Lahti also posted her fourth double figure dig outing of the season. Senior tri-captain Jess Compton (Woodridge, Ill.) notched five kills and a match-high eight blocks, which was one short of a career-high.
    UNH came out strong in Game 1 with 14 kills and a .400 hitting percentage and also had a strong third game with 17 kills and hit as a team at a .310 clip.
    The Wildcat volleyball team returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 1st with two matches in the final day of the BC/NU Tournament. UNH will face Holy Cross at Northeastern’s Solomon Court at 12 p.m. and will face host Northeastern at 7 p.m.
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