HAMDEN, Conn. – Freshman Tanner Celestin (Norco, Calif.) posted a career-high 13 kills, and freshman Brittanie Robinson (Fresno, Calif.) added a career-high 15 digs, but the Quinnipiac University women's volleyball team was swept by New Hampshire, 3-0, at Burt Kahn Court on the Mount Carmel Campus of Quinnipiac University Saturday night. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 1-12, while the Wildcats improve to 1-12.
Senior Kelby Carey (Surfside, Calif.) and sophomore Tracy Wright (Fair Lawn, N.J.) also recorded double-digit dig totals, with 13 and 10, respectively. Wright was named to the all-Tournament team after averaging a team-best 3.10 digs per game. Carey's 13 digs were a season-high. Senior Kayla Lawler (Louisville, Ky.) tallied 26 assists on the night, placing her at 2,999 for her career.
The first set was a back-and-forth struggle, paced by nine of Celestin's 13 kills. Lawler recorded 15 assists in the frame, before the Wildcats eventually prevailed, 26-24. New Hampshire took that momentum into the second set, with a 25-15 victory. In the third, the Bobcats battled, with Robinson recording seven of the team's 23 digs in the set. The Wildcats pulled away down the stretch, taking the set and the match with a 25-18 win.
The Bobcats return to action on Sunday, Sep. 25, when the team travels to Central Connecticut for the first match of NEC play in 2011. The match in New Britain begins at 1 p.m.