NEW LONDON, CT - Senior outside hitter Kamari King (East Hartford, CT) tallied a match-high 20 kills as the WestConn women's volleyball squad fell to Salve Regina, 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 22-25, 21-25), on Day Two of the Coast Guard/Conn. College Tournament. She racked up yet another team-high later in the day, smashing 13 floors as the Colonials were downed by the host Camels, 3-0 (21-25, 25-27, 17-25). With the pair of losses, WestConn dropped to 4-4 overall.
"I was happy with our first match today," said Colonial head coach Don Ferguson. "If you look at the stats you can see the game was anyone's for the taking. Our second contest against Conn. College was disappointing. We had established ourselves early in each set but had trouble finishing," he continued. "We tightened up when the score got close and wasted an opportunity," he concluded.
In the opener against Salve Regina, sophomore Nicolina Chenard (Ardsley, NY) had a strong outing, racking up 15 kills, while senior setter Jenna Skerritt (Wolcott, CT) dished out a match-high 37 assists. However, Salve Regina put together a well-rounded attack as four players finished with double-figures in floors. King also added a team-high 14 digs in the nightcap loss to Conn. College.
The Colonials return to action against visiting non-league foe Trinity College on Tuesday at 7 p.m. LEC play begins when they host Plymouth State on Saturday.