Volleyball Wins Fourth Straight
The Central Connecticut volleyball team defeated Quinnipiac in three sets on Sunday afternoon. The victory gives the Blue Devils a season-high four match winning streak and improves CCSU's record in Northeast Conference play to 6-1.
The Blue Devils are 11-9 on the season and 6-1 in NEC play with the victory, Quinnipiac falls to 1-14 and 0-6 in the NEC.
CCSU's offense was efficient with its hitting in the 25-16 first set victory. The Blue Devils connected on 14 of 25 attacks with just three errors for a .440 hitting percentage. Leading the Central hitters were senior Blaike King and Jamie Rademacher. King posted four kills and a .571 hitting percentage and Rademacher went for three kills and a .750 hitting mark.
In the second set, CCSU's net defense helped the Blue Devils to a 25-17 victory. Sophomore Rachel Dunlap and freshman Makenna Lommori each contributed to three blocks in the set and as a team CCSU recorded five total blocks.
The Blue Devils closed out the match with a 25-14 victory in the third set. CCSU again dominated at the net with Dunlap, Lommori and Rademacher all contributing to multiple blocks and the team recording 6.5 for the set.
The Blue Devil defense played well throughout the match with seven players contributing to the team's 13.5 blocks. Rademacher totaled six blocks, including a solo, while Lommori and Dunlap totaled seven assisted blocks for the match. In addition, 11 Blue Devils recorded a dig in the match with sophomore Brittany Schumacher's nine leading the team.
On offense, King led the team with eight kills, Rademacher had seven and Cochran and Dunlap each had six. Lommori assisted on 29 of the Blue Devils' 33 kills in the match. The Blue Devils posted a team hitting percentage of .329 for the match.
The Blue Devils return to action next Sunday at LIU Brooklyn. That match is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.