BLACKSBURG, Va. – The University of Connecticut volleyball team tallied identical scores of 25-23 in each set, en route to a 3-0 win over Tennessee-Chattanooga in the opening match of the Hokie Classic, hosted by Virginia Tech. The Huskies improved to 7-4 on the year, while the Mocs fell to 1-10.
Junior outside hitter Mattison Quayle (Los Angeles, Calif.) led UConn with 11 kills, six of which came in the third and match-deciding set. Senior outside hitter Jordan Kirk (Plano, Texas) continues to close in on the 1,000 kill milestone after recording nine in the victory to push her career total to 937. Kirk also contributed 15 digs, while junior libero Kelsey Maving (Tonawanda, N.Y.) had a team-high 21.
Junior setter Angela Roidt (McFarland, Wis.) collected 32 assists, lifting her season average to 10.53 assists per set.
For Chattanooga, sophomore Jennifer Kuroski and junior Christina Teter totaled 11 and 10 kills, respectively. The Mocs hit .130 as a team for the match, while the Huskies hit .203. Chattanooga held a distinct advantage in blocks with nine, opposed to Connecticut’s three.
The Huskies wrap up the classic with a 7:00 pm contest against the host Virginia Tech tomorrow night, preceded by a 1:00 pm match-up with the University of Virginia.