DANBURY, CT – Despite a match-high 29 assists from junior setter Jenna Skerritt (Wolcott, CT), the Western Connecticut State University women's volleyball team fell to visiting Little East Conference foe UMass-Boston, 3-1 (23-25, 25-16, 25-12, 25-16) on Saturday afternoon at Feldman Arena. With the loss, the Colonials dropped to 4-9 overall and 1-1 in league play, while the Beacons improved to 5-6 and 2-0.
Junior outside hitter Kamari King (East Hartford, CT) and rookie Ali Brochu (Winsted, CT) tallied 10 and eight kills, respectively, for the hosts, while sophomore Emilia Czapiewska (St.Paul, MN) finished with a match-high 15 to pace UMass-Boston.
The Colonials came out strong to begin the match. They jumped out to an early 11-8 lead. The Beacons chipped away at the advantage, however, the hosts were able to outlast the visitors, 25-23. The Beacons then cruised thru the remainder of the match en route to the win.
"It was disappointing that we showed up as two different teams today. We played well in the opening set but came out flat after that and committed too many unforced errors," said WestConn head coach Don Ferguson after the match.
The Colonials return to action at non-conference opponent New Paltz on Wednesday at 7 p.m.