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Huskies Sweep St.John's In Straight Sets

Aug. 26, 2017

JAMAICA, N.Y. - The UConn women's volleyball team completed a three set sweep against St. John's on the final day of the St. John's Invitational on Saturday night.

With the win against the Red Storm, the Huskies now sit at 2-1 thus far in 2017. Additionally, the squad turned in their first sweep of the season (25-13, 25-18, 24-13) to hand St. John's (3-1) their first loss of the fall.

Junior defensive specialist Kennedy Arundel and classmate setter Emma Turner were named to the St. John's All-Tournament team for their performances over the weekend.

St. John's Recap

Senior Danielle Cabel posted a match-best 11 kills, while Arundel led all played with 17 digs. Aside from her season-high 27 assists, Turner and redshirt freshman Genna Florig finished the day with five blocks apiece.

UConn came ready to play from the first serve, as the team led their opponents throughout the entirety of the first set. With a dominating performance by the Huskies, the squad stretched their lead to as many as 12 points, before handing the Red Storm a 25-13 defeat in set one.

On their way to the three set sweep, the Huskies saw their largest deficit stretch to just two points in each of the final two sets. UConn would battle back to regain the lead and win the second and third set 25-18 and 24-15, respectively.

The Huskies will open home action next weekend as part of the program's third annual Dog Pound Challenge. The squad will welcome LSU, Iona and Hartford to Guyer Gym Friday, September. 1 through Saturday, September. 2. For more information, check out the tournament page here.