Central slips to 1-4 on the season, while the Hawks improved to 1-2.
The Blue Devils travel to Quinnipiac on Friday night.
The Hawks took the match in straight sets (25-23, 25-15, 25-17). Hartford jumped out to a 6-2 lead in the opening game, but the Blue Devils would manage to climb back into the mathc and would take a late 17-14 lead. A kill by junior Morgan Woycik opened a 5-0 run to put CCSU in front. A kill by junior Gala Galabova would give Central a 17-14 lead, before the Hawks came back with three unanswered points of their own. A kill by Henderson put CCSU back ahead, 18-17, but after an error by the Hawks pushed the lead to two points Hartford answered with three points to regain the lead. Henderson's kill would tie the game, 20-20, one last time before the Hawks closed the game on a 5-3 run.
Hartford opened the second game by taking a 5-1 lead and would push the margin to as much as 14-4. CCSU was unable to get closer than 17-12 and the Hawks would take a 2-0 lead in the match.
In the third game, consecutive kills by senior Raquel Quirarte and a kill by junior Madelyn Kaprelyan would put CCSU ahead, 6-3. Following a Hartford timeout, the hosts would roll off five straight points to build a two-point lead. The teams would go back and forth until the Hawks broke a 16-16 tie with five straight points to begin a 9-1 run to close the match.
Central travels to Quinnipiac on Friday night for a 6:00 p.m. match.