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Kirk Nets 1,000th Kill; Volleyball Swept by Syracuse

Seniro Jordan Kirk scored a match-high 13 kills, including the 1,000th of her career.

Oct. 2, 2011

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STORRS, Conn. – Senior outside hitter Jordan Kirk (Plano, Texas) recorded the 1,000th kill of her career in the second set of a 3-0 loss to Syracuse for the University of Connecticut volleyball team at Gampel Pavilion, Sunday afternoon.  The loss dropped the Huskies to 8-9 overall and 0-4 in the BIG East, while the Orange improved to 11-6 and 2-1.

Syracuse trailed by as many as six, but came back to take the first set by a score of 27-25.  The Orange won the second and third sets by scores of 25-18 and 26-24, respectively.

Kirk entered the game needing just four kills to reach the career milestone.  After attaining three kills in the first, she fired home the 1,000th of her career late in the second set.  With that kill, Kirk became the 12th Husky to reach 1,000 kills and the fourth to do so playing for head coach Holly Strauss-O’Brien.  For the match, Kirk led all players with 13 kills.

UConn junior outside hitter Mattison Quayle (Los Angeles, Calif.) recorded a double-double with 12 kills, the second highest total of the match, and 13 digs.  It was her third double-double of the season.

Junior libero Kelsey Maving (Tonawanda, N.Y.) led all players in digs with 20, putting her just 16 away from 1,000 in her career.  Classmate Angela Roidt (McFarland, Wis.) collected 38 assists, putting her over the 35-assist mark for the fifth time this season.

For the Orange, senior Erin Little posted a team-leading 11 kills, while fellow senior Noemie Lefebvre and freshman Andrea Fisher also reached double digits with 10 apiece.  Lefebvre recorded a double-double on the day as she added 10 digs.

The Huskies remain at home as they are in action on Tuesday night against intrastate rival Hartford at 7:00 pm.