Nov. 13, 2011
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – The University of Connecticut volleyball team concluded the 2011 season with a 3-2 BIG EAST loss at Seton Hall on Sunday afternoon. The Huskies finished the season 14-15 overall and 4-10 in the league, while the Pirates secured a playoff spot with an 8-6 conference record and move into the postseason 17-12 overall.
The two teams traded sets throughout the match. SHU won the first, 25-22, and the third, 25-20. UConn won the second and fourth by identical scores of 25-22. In the deciding set, the score was tied 8-8 until Seton Hall freshman Shelbey Manthorpe and senior Krissy Wroebel combined for a block to go up by one. The Pirates led 6-4 the rest of the way and wrapped up the win with a kill by senior Meghan Matusiak.
Matusiak led all players with 27 kills, hit .309 for the match, and added 10 digs for a double-double. Freshman Stacey Manthorpe also finished with a double-double after recording 11 kills and 13 digs.
Junior outside hitter Mattison Quayle (
In their final match for UConn, senior Jordan Kirk (
Junior libero Kelsey Maving (
For SHU, sophomore Alyssa Warren collected a team-leading 24 digs, while Shelbey Manthorpe recorded 52 assists, 21 digs, and seven kills.