October 17, 2009

Cochran Leads CCSU In Sweep of St. Francis (NY)

Freshman Emily Cochran recorded career highs of 18 kills on .531 hitting percentage and 19 digs as Central Connecticut State University improved to 6-0 in the Northeast Conference with a 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-15) sweep of St. Francis (NY) at home on Saturday afternoon.

Senior captain Jamie Baumert chipped in with 13 kills on .423 hitting percentage and two blocks in the victory. Sophomore Danielle Gasser totaled double-digit assists and digs, tallying 10 in the former and 12 in the latter. Junior captain Amanda Bayer was the leader in assists with 29, and added seven digs. Junior Tori Vaughan led the way in blocks, recorded three, including the only solo block of the match.

CCSU finished with a team hitting percentage of .321, including an efficiency of .452 in the opening set. St. Francis (NY) recorded a hitting percentage of .019.

The Terriers were led by junior Anisa Lila, who totaled team highs of nine kills and 12 digs in the loss. St. Francis (NY) falls to 2-15 overall and 1-6 in the NEC, while Central improves to 12-9 on the season and remains undefeated in the conference with a record of 6-0.

The Blue Devils will hit the court again tomorrow, Sunday, for a 1:00 p.m. match with defending NEC champion Long Island. The Blackbirds are the only other undefeated team in conference play, with an NEC record of 6-0 going into their match with Bryant this afternoon.