Women's Volleyball Falls to Fordham, 3-1



    BRONX, N.Y. (October 14, 2007) - Senior Sadé Chambers (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) recorded a team-high 16 kills as the University of Connecticut women's volleyball team fell to Fordham 3-1 (26-30, 33-31, 24-30, 25-30) on Sunday afternoon in non-conference play.

    The Huskies, who lost three straight matches before defeating Rutgers in BIG EAST play on Saturday, dropped their fourth match in their last five appearances.

    In this non-conference match against Fordham, the Huskies faced yet another talented program. In the first game of the afternoon, UConn recorded just 11 kills in 40 attempts while falling to the Rams 30-26. In the second game, the Huskies picked up their game and outlasted the Rams 33-31, as the Huskies recorded 20 kills against Fordham's 15. The Rams committed 10 hitting errors in game two, which took them out of the running for the second game victory.

    The third game seemed to be all Fordham, as the host team recorded 17 kills to the Huskies' 13. Katherine Burrell led the Rams with 54 assists throughout the match while added five kills and 14 digs. The fourth and final game of the afternoon, was again controlled by the Rams offense.  Fordham recorded 19 kills, while hitting .289 as the Huskies recorded 12 kills and seven errors in 41 attempts.

    The Huskies found themselves trailing the Rams late in game four but fought back as senior Gina Heiderman (Niles, Ill.) recorded her 14th kill of the match as UConn came to within three (28-25) of the Rams. But back-to-back kills by Fordham's Katie Wells and Kailee May ended the match and gave Fordham its 10th victory of the season.

    Freshmen Lauren Lamberti (Cary, Ill.) and Rebecca Murray (Carmel, Ind.) added nine and 10 kills, respectively, while sophomore setter Bridget Denson-Dorman (Golden Valley, Minn.) dished out 50 assists. Sophomore libero Jessica Isaac (Erlanger, Ky.) recorded a season-high 26 digs in the Huskies' eighth loss of the season.

    Fordham's May had 19 kills and 11 digs, while teammates Emilie Stewart and Stephanie Frost both recorded 16 digs in the win.

    UConn, now 12-8 overall, will host No. 22 St. John's on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:00 p.m. for a BIG EAST Conference match-up on UConn's Homecoming Weekend.