DANBURY, CT – After opening the 2018 season with a pair of wins yesterday, the Western Connecticut State University women's volleyball split two contests as they hosted the final day of the Colonial Classic on Saturday. The Colonials fell to Salve Regina 3-1 (25-21, 19-25, 25-22, 25-22) before rebounding with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Simmons, 3-2 (28-26, 14-25, 13-25, 25-17, 15-5) as they moved to 3-1 overall.
Senior outside hitter Kamari King (East Hartford, CT) continued her strong start to the slate as she smashed match-highs of 17 kills against the Seahawks and 15 versus the Sharks. Classmate setter Jenna Skerritt (Wolcott, CT) also handed out match-highs of 38 and 30 assists, respectively.
"I was slightly disappointed compared to our performance yesterday. We struggled to maintain consistency with our attitude," stated WestConn head coach Don Ferguson. "We dug ourselves a big hole against Simmons but the comeback to win that match shows how we have grown from last year," he added.
After rallying from a seven-point deficit to capture the opening set against Simmons, the Colonials lost some steam, surrendering the next two games. They rebounded to seize the fourth stanza, forcing the fifth and final set. The hosts then erupted with an 11-1 run en route to notching the final set win, 15-5.