DANBURY, CT – Senior outside hitter Kamari King (East Hartford, CT) inched closer to 1,000 career kills with a match-high 15 to lead the Western Connecticut State University women's volleyball team to a 3-1 (25-17, 23-25, 25-18, 25-22) victory over visiting Little East Conference opponent Rhode Island College on Senior Night. Sophomore Ali Brochu (Winsted, CT) chipped in with 10 floors, while classmate Skylar Kellam (Fishkill, NY) and senior Jenna Skerritt (Wolcott, CT) added seven service aces each.
The Colonials stormed out to an 18-6 advantage in the opening set. King capped the spurt with a floor off a feed from Skerritt. The host would win the set before being edged in the second set.
Once again, WestConn erupted to capture a large lead in the third set, this time pulling ahead 14-8. The fourth and final set was a tight contest much of the way until the Colonials clinched the match when King took yet another set from Skerritt and buried it.
Fellow seniors Jenna Pisano (Orange, CT) and Mikayla Aubry (Fresno, CA) also had solid performances for the hosts. Pisano finished with nine digs, while Aubry racked up eight kills while committing just one error.
Rookie outside hitter Amelia Murphy (North Attleboro, MA) and senior Jillian Ward (Coventry, RI) paced RIC with nine kills apiece.
With the win, the Colonials improved to 16-9 overall and 4-3 in league play, while the Anchorwomen dropped to 13-11 and 4-3.
WestConn returns to action for its regular season finale at LEC foe Castleton on Saturday at Noon. The conference postseason tournament is slated to begin on Tuesday.