Nov. 7, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The University of Connecticut volleyball team rattled off wins in three straight sets en route to a 3-1 victory at Georgetown, early Wednesday afternoon. The Huskies, who clinched a spot in the BIG EAST Championship over the weekend, improved to 18-11 overall and 9-5 in league play.
The Hoyas (7-20, 1-13) won the first set 25-19 before UConn came back with narrow 29-27 and 26-24 wins in the second and third. The Huskies claimed the match with a 25-19 win in the fourth set.
Sophomore outside hitter Karson Ratliff (Wake Forest, N.C.) led all players with a career-best 17 kills, while hitting .324. Senior outside hitter Mattison Quayle (Los Angeles, Calif.), UConn’s latest addition to the 1000-kill club, registered 14 kills in the winning effort.
Freshman middle blocker Erika Thomas (Ocoee, Fla.) swung .304 with 10 kills and a team-best six blocks.
For Georgetown, Dani White netted a team-best 16 kills and hit .324 for the match.
Senior libero Kelsey Maving (Tonawanda, N.Y.) totaled 26 digs for the Huskies, while MacKenzie Simpson led the way for the Hoyas with 20. Freshman setter Marissa Prinzbach (Cincinnati, Ohio) dished out 42 assists for the winning side, narrowly edging out Haley Lowrance’s 40 for the match lead.
Connecticut wraps up the regular season at home on Friday night at 7:00 pm against USF. The match will serve as the team’s “Senior Night” match, honoring Maving, Quayle and Angela Roidt (McFarland, Wis.).
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