CASTLETON, VT – Senior outside hitter Kamari King (East Hartford, CT) tallied a match-high 16 kills to surpass 1,000 for her career as the Western Connecticut State University women's volleyball team stormed past host Castleton, 3-0 (25-10, 25-23, 25-9) on Sunday afternoon. With the victory, the Colonials improved to 17-9 overall and 5-3 in league play, earning the No. 4 seed in the upcoming Little East Conference Postseason Tournament. They will host No. 5 seed Rhode Island College – whom they downed last week – on Tuesday night. Castleton's season ended at 2-20 and 0-8.
"It was a positive way to conclude the regular season. We're excited to see what we can do in the postseason tournament next week," stated WestConn head coach Don Ferguson. "I'm also proud of the work Kamari has put forth to achieve this milestone," he added.
Sophomore Ali Brochu (Winsted, CT) put together another solid effort, finishing with nine floors for the visitors. King and senior Mikalya Aubry (Fresno, CA) added three service aces each, while classmate Jenna Pisano (Orange, CT) racked up 13 digs.
Eastern Connecticut and UMass-Boston claimed the first and second seeds in the postseason tournament, respectively, earning first round byes. Third-seeded Keene State will host sixth-seeded Plymouth State in the other quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday. The semifinal round will take place on Friday with the championship game slated for Saturday.