HAMDEN, Conn. Freshman Kayla Lawler (Richmond, Ind.) had 21 assists and freshman Stephanie Biediger (Houston, Texas) added 10 digs, but the Quinnipiac volleyball team was defeated by Iona, 3-0, Wednesday night at the Burt Kahn Court. Senior Jenna Benigno (Milford, Conn.) had a team-best nine kills for the Bobcats, who drop to 1-14 with the loss. Iona improved to 9-4.
Freshman Shelagh Dolan (Westford, Mass.) added six kills with a .333 hitting percentage. Senior Crista Valentino (Oakdale, N.Y.) also had nine digs.
The Gaels took the first two sets, 25-20, before ending the match with a 25-21 third-set victory.
The Bobcats return to action Saturday, when they begin opening-day action at the Quinnipiac Bobcat Invitational. Quinnipiac plays New Jersey Institute of Technology and Coppin State, Saturday, before a Sunday pairing with the University of Hartford.