KINGSTON, R.I. – Lauren Laquerre (Concord, N.H.) registered a team-high nine kills and added six digs, but the University of New Hampshire volleyball team fell to Maryland-Eastern Shore, 3-0, on the final day of competition at URI's Art Carmichael Invitational. The set scores were 25-20, 25-20 and 25-18.
In addition to Laquerre, Taylor Dressing (Gillette, N.J.), who was named to the All-Tournament team, added eight kills and a pair of blocks. Defensively, Jayde Huxtable (St. Charles, Ill.) tallied 12 digs, while Sara Heldman (Greenwood, Ind.) dished out 21 assists.
In the first set, UMES used 11 kills and took advantage of seven Wildcat errors. The Hawks hit at a .394 clip and tallied 16 kills in the middle set, a 25-20 win. In a 25-18 win in the third set, UMES registered eight kills and capitalized on seven UNH attacking errors.
UNH returns home to host the Holly Young Invitational on Sept. 17-18. New Hampshire will entertain Dartmouth, Sacred Heart and Rutgers over the weekend. Tickets to the Holly Young Invitational and all UNH home matches are online at www.UNHWildcats.com.