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    UCONNHUSKIESDOTCOM Mattison Quayle netted a double-double for the second straight match.
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    Mattison Quayle netted a double-double for the second straight match.
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    Sept. 23, 2012

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    STORRS, Conn.The University of Connecticut volleyball team improved to 2-0 in the BIG EAST for the first time since 2004 with a 3-1 win over Georgetown at Gampel Pavilion, Sunday afternoon.  The Huskies are 11-6 overall and undefeated in the first weekend of conference play for the first time under head coach Holly Strauss-O’Brien, while the Hoyas dropped to 6-9, 0-2.

    UConn won the first set, 25-17, but Georgetown even the match at a set apiece with a 25-13 win in the second.  The Hoyas raced out to an early lead in the third, but the Huskies answered with a 7-0 run, including two kills by senior Mattison Quayle (Los Angeles, Calif.) and two service aces from sophomore Devon Maugle (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.), to take a 9-6 lead en route to a 25-21 win.  Connecticut won the decisive fourth set, 25-20.

    Quayle posted her second straight double-double and fifth overall on the season with 13 kills and 13 digs, while hitting .333.  Maugle was the only other Husky in double figures for kills as she had 13 to go with eight digs.

    Sophomore outside hitter Karson Ratliff (Wake Forest, N.C.) had a career day with six kills and eight blocks, two solos; all career-highs.

    For Georgetown, sophomore outside hitter Alex Johnson led all players with 19 kills to go with 18 digs.  Junior outside hitter Brooke Bachesta was second on the team with 14 kills.

    Senior libero Kelsey Maving (Tonawanda, N.Y.) tied Johnson for the match-lead in digs with 18, while senior setter Angela Roidt (McFarland, Wis.) recorded 36 assists for Connecticut.  Junior setter Haley Lowrence had 40 assists for the Hoyas, while sophomore libero MacKenzie Simpson chipped in with 17 digs.

     

    The Huskies return to action next weekend with a 2:00 pm conference tilt at St. John’s on Saturday, September 29.


     

     

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