NEW LONDON, CT – The Western Connecticut State University women's volleyball team moved to 3-6 overall following a split on Day Two of the Coast Guard Tournament hosted by Connecticut College on Saturday. The Colonials upended Worcester State, 3-1, in the morning match before falling to the host Camels in the afternoon match, 3-0.
After suffering a 25-12 loss to begin the match against Worcester, the Colonials stormed back to capture the second (25-20), third (25-19) and fourth sets (26-24). Junior outside hitter Kamari King (East Hartford, CT) tallied a match-high 15 kills, while classmate Mikayla Aubry (Fresno, CA) chipped in with 10 for WestConn. Junior setter Jenna Skerritt (Wolcott, CT) dished out a match-high 33 assists, while sophomore Bailey Wyrebeck (Bristol, CT) and rookie Ali Brochu (Winsted, CT) each registered four service aces in the winning effort.
The Colonials were outlasted in each game against Conn. College. After falling in the opening game, 25-20, WestConn dropped a narrow decision, 25-22, in the second set before a 25-19 loss in the third. King paced the Colonials with 10 floors, while Skerritt and Wyrebeck finished with 11 and 10 digs, respectively. Emma Hewlin led the undefeated Camels (5-0) with 12 kills, while Jenny Kellogg notched 18 digs.
"We continued to get better today but we still need to embrace the opportunity to perform down the stretch," said WestConn head coach Don Ferguson following the action.
The Colonials return to action at non-league foe Trinity College on Tuesday at 7 p.m.