UConn volleyball wins Courtyard Classic
Published: Sunday, September 15, 2013
Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013 23:09
The UConn Women’s Volleyball team picked up their first major accolade of the young season, as the Huskies came away champions in the 2013 Georgia Tech Courtyard Classic.
The Huskies played a trio of games, coming away with victories over Troy and St. John’s before falling to host, Georgia Tech. Despite the loss, the Huskies brought home the tournament crown.
In UConn’s first game of the weekend, the Huskies took on the Troy Trojans in what turned out to be the best match of the weekend.
Despite dropping the opening two sets, the Huskies were able to put together a massive comeback, winning by a score of 3-2.
The UConn rally was led by juniors Karson Ratliff and Devon Maugle, who finished the contest with 20 and 19 kills, respectively. Briana Datti also stepped up for the Huskies, as her 16 digs led the team,
In the weekend’s second contest, the Huskies took on one of their old conference rivals, the St. John’s Red Storm.
The Huskies were able to dominate St. John’s, as UConn was able to power their way to a sweep of the team from Queens.
Ratliff and Maugle, who combined for 23 kills, led UConn, once again.
In UConn’s final contest of the weekend, the Huskies picked up their lone loss of the tournament, falling to Georgia Tech in straight sets.
Datti led the way with 19 digs, while sophomore Marissa Prinzbach contributed 15 of her own.
Maugle was recognized as tournament MVP for her efforts, as her 41 kills led the way for the Huskies. Ratliff and Datti were also recognized as members of the all-tournament team.
UConn will be back in action this weekend at the Dartmouth duel, where they will face New Hampshire, Dartmouth, Minnesota and Rhode Island.