Volleyball goes 3-1 at Dartmouth Duels
Published: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013 23:09
The UConn volleyball team had a busy weekend, as the Huskies finished with a 3-1 record in the weekend-long Dartmouth Classic.
The Huskies first match was a successful one, as UConn was victorious as they took on the New Hampshire Wildcats.
The Huskies overpowered the Wildcats with an offensive explosion, as UConn amassed 54 kills in the four set match. The Huskies were led by Karson Ratliff, Erika Thomas and Devon Maugle, who had 18, 13 and 11 kills, respectively. Maugle was also strong defensively as her 12 kills gave her a double-double on the day.
UConn then went on to sweep hosting Dartmouth, as Maugle was able to add yet another double double to her résumé with a 12 kill, 10 dig performance.
Setter Marissa Prinzback was able to contribute 30 assists to the Husky cause, as UConn cruised past the Big Green.
UConn’s third contest of the weekend didn’t prove as fruitful as the first two, as the Huskies were downed by No. 9 Minnesota in four sets.
The Huskies were able to take a set from the 12-1 Golden Gophers, who had only dropped one set in their first 9 matches.
Once again, Ratliff and Maugle led the way in the kill department, as the duo combined for 28. Libero Brianna Datti was able to add 18 digs in the Husky defeat.
UConn then got back to their winning ways in the finale, as the Huskies came back from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Rhode Island.
The Huskies were led by strong performances from sophomores Thomas and Immanuella Anagu, who had 17 and 14 kills respectively. Ratliff also finished with double-digit kills, as the junior amassed double digits in each match of the weekend.
Maugle and Thomas represented UConn, who finished in second place in the tournament, on the All-Tournament Team. UConn will be looking to carry their recent momentum into conference play, as UConn will take on SMU Friday night in their inaugural American Athletic Conference match.