Women's Volleyball Defeated By Hartford, 3-0

Photos of QU at Hartford

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Senior Kayla Lawler (Louisville, Ky.) had 21 assists, and sophomore Tracy Wright (Fair Lawn, N.J.) recorded 17 digs, but the Bobcats fell to Hartford, 3-0, Sunday afternoon on the campus of the University of Hartford. The match concluded the three-day Quinnipiac/University of Hartford Invitational. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 1-9, while Hartford improves to 6-6.

Both Lawler and Wright were named to the All-Tournament Team. Lawler totaled 82 assists in three matches, averaging 7.45 per set. Her nine services aces were also a team-high while she also averaged 2.09 digs per set. Wright jumped into the Bobcats' libero spot when starter Logan Riker (Bowling Green, Ohio) went down with an injury. Wright led the team with 62 digs in three matches for a team-high 5.64 per set.

In the first set, Hartford jumped out to leads of 4-0 and 15-9. Courtesy of a pair of kills from senior Kelby Carey (Surfside, Calif.) and freshman Tierra Allen (Sumter, S.C.), the Bobcats evened the set at 18. The Hawks took a 24-20 lead, at which Quinnipiac scored the next two points to keep the set alive, forcing a Hartford timeout. Following the stoppage, the Hawks were able to put the set away by a score of 25-22.

The Hawks took the second set, 25-16, recording 14 kills and three service aces in the process. The third set was a back-and-forth battle until Hartford took an 11-7 lead on one of Kami Nethersole's game-high 13 kills. The Hawks started to pull away, but the Bobcats were able to gain some momentum on a block by Allen and freshman Brittanie Robinson (Fresno, Calif.). Following the block, Hartford scored seven of the match's final eight points, taking the third set, 25-16.

The Bobcats return to action on Friday, when the team hosts Army as part of the Yale/Quinnipiac Tournament at Burt Kahn Court. Friday's match is scheduled for 7 p.m.