Volleyball Drops a Pair vs. Rhode Island and Brown at Brown Invitational

The Central Connecticut volleyball team dropped a pair of matches on the second day of the Brown Invitational on Saturday. They lost 3-1 to Rhode Island before dropping the finale of the Invitational, 3-0, to host Brown. Sophomore Blaike King had 24 kills in the two matches tot pace the offense. Central returns to action on Wednesday night at Holy Cross.

The Blue Devils dropped the first match of the day, 3-1, to Rhode Island.

Sophomore Blaike King led the offense with 13 kills, while Sara Delacey added 11 and hit an impressive .364 in the match. Senior Amanda Bayer had 32 assists and classmate Kaitlin Petrella added 31 digs to lead the defense. Caity Van Camp and Jamie Rademacher added seven kills apiece as the Blue Devils hit .120 as a team in the loss.

Rhode Island was led by Kayla Wilson who led three players with double figures kills. She had a match-high 24 while teammate Annie Nelson had 43 assists.

Central dropped its second match, 3-0, to the host Bears to finish the weekend 0-3. King again led the offensive attack, this time with 11 kills. Bayer added 28 assists and Delacey had nine kills to help the Blue Devils.

The Blue Devils return to action on Wednesday night at Holy Cross at 7 p.m. Following the match with the Crusaders Central will then host Bryant in its home opener on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m.