Oct. 12, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - Down two sets to none, the University of Connecticut volleyball teamed stormed back against Cincinnati before ultimately falling, 3-2. In front of a crowd of 2,245 at Gampel Pavilion, the Huskies dropped to 12-9 overall and 3-3 in the BIG EAST. The Bearcats improved to 7-13 and 5-2.
Cincinnati won the first two sets by scores of 25-21 and 25-17. UConn came back with narrow 25-23 and 25-22 victories in the third and fourth. In the deciding set, the Bearcats rolled to a 15-8 final.
The Huskies led the fourth set 19-11 and were forced to hold off a strong comeback attempt by Cincinnati to force a fifth set. The Bearcats used an 11-3 run to tie the game at 22-22. Connecticut finished off the set with three-straight points, including kills by sophomore Karson Ratliff (Wake Forest, N.C.) and freshman Immanuella Anagu (Culver City, Calif.).
Senior outside hitter Mattison Quayle (Los Angeles, Calif.) led the Huskies with 15 kills and added eight digs. Cincinnati senior right side hitter Jordanne Scott led all players with 19 kills and chipped in with 12 digs for the double-double.
Ratliff was second on UConn with 14 kills, while sophomore outside hitter Devon Maugle (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) also reached double figures with 12 and tied a career-high with 17 digs.
Four Huskies were in double figures for digs, led by senior libero Kelsey Maving (Tonawanda, N.Y.)
with 25. Freshman setter Marissa Prinzbach (Cincinnati, Ohio)
recorded her first career double-double with 49 assists and 12 digs. Sophomore defensive specialist Brianna Datti (Durham, N.H.)
was the fourth Husky in double digits with 14.
Junior libero Emily MacIntyre collected a match-high 36 digs for the Bearcats, while senior setter Rachel Rohlfs dished out 51 assists.
The Huskies return to action on Sunday when they host No. 15 Louisville at 2:00 pm for the "Dig for a Cure" match. All fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness.