DANBURY, CT – The Western Connecticut State University women's volleyball squad split a pair of matches on Saturday afternoon, falling to Little East Conference nemesis Keene State, 3-1 (25-13, 20-25, 25-20, 25-22), before rebounding to upend non-league foe Potsdam, 3-1 (19-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-16) later in the afternoon. Colonial sophomore Nicolina Chenard (Ardsley, NY) smashed a match-high 14 kills in the loss to the Owls, while senior Kamari King (East Hartford, CT) racked up a match-high 21 in the victory over the Bears. Keene State fell to Potsdam, 3-1 (25-21, 25-27, 25-15, 25-22) in the mid-afternoon match.
With the split, WestConn moved to 12-9 overall and 2-3 in conference play, while Keene moved to 19-6 and 5-1. Potsdam's record now stands at 9-14.
"We started a bit sluggish and our communication was lacking in the loss to Keene State. However, it was nice to see us finish the day strong against Potsdam. The Bears have a very good team despite what their record indicates," stated WestConn head coach Don Ferguson following the action.
In the opener, Colonial senior setter Jenna Skerritt (Wolcott, CT) dished out a match-high 42 assists, while junior Alyssa Dam (Poughkeepsie, NY) notched a team-high four blocks. In the nightcap, Chenard added 10 kills, while Dam and senior Mikayla Aubry (Fresno, CA) provided three blocks apiece.
WestConn returns to action at non-conference foe Farmingdale State on Tuesday at 7 p.m.