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Chenard And Kellam Lead WestConn Volleyball In Wins Over UMass Dartmouth And College Of Mount St. Vincent

Chenard And Kellam Lead WestConn Volleyball In Wins Over UMass Dartmouth And College Of Mount St. Vincent

DANBURY, CT - Sophomores Nicolina Chenard (Ardsley, NY) and Skylar Kellam (Fishkill, NY) were rushed into unfamiliar territory, the setter position, and wound up leading the Western Connecticut State University women's volleyball team to convincing wins over University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and The College of Mount St. Vincent at the O'Neill Center on Saturday afternoon.

WestConn, now 8-6 overall and 2-0 in the Little East Conference has already matched it win total from last year's rebuilding season.

WestConn (8-6, 2-0 LEC) vs. UMass Dartmouth (5-5, 0-2 LEC) - 25-11, 28-26, 25-7

Kellam led the Colonials with 15 assists while Chenard, normally a middle blocker, handed out 11 dimes against the Corsairs.

Kamari King (East Hartford, CT) led all players with 11 kills on 34 attempts.  She also registered nine digs.

Jenna Pisano (Orange, CT) tallied a match-high 18 digs for the winners.

The Corsairs were led by Samantha Sedano's (Valley Glen, CA) two kills.

Jillian Sykora (Waterford, CT) had a team-high six digs while Amanda LaCroix (East Freetown, MA) and Leira Vasquez (New Bedford, MA) dug out five balls each.

UMass Dartmouth (5-6) vs. Mount St. Vincent (2-9)

Kristy Walton (Fairhaven, MA) registered a team-high four kills.

Vasquez had five digs while LaCroix and Sykora each were credited with four digs.

 

complete statistics and more to come from CMSV coming shortly

 

WestConn (8-6) vs. Mount St. Vincent (2-10) - 25-14, 16-25, 25-20, 215-21

King had 17 kills on 48 attempts and was third on the team with 11 digs.

Kellam led the Colonials with 21 assists while Chenard tallied 16 of the team's 38 hand outs.

Pisano, the host's libero, registered a match-high 26 digs while Victoria Korzan (Southbury, CT) followed with 20 digs.

 

complete statistics and more to come from CMSV coming shortly

 

He said it...

"I am so proud of the team for embracing the adversity today," said WestConn head coach Don Ferguson.  "We played extremely well after learning a new system a day ago, due to injuries at setter.  Nicolina (Chenard) and Skylar (Kellem) stepped up big time today."

 

What's Next?

WestConn travels to intra-state rival Eastern Connecticut State University for a match with the Warriors on Tuesday, September 25.  First serve is slated for 7 pm at Geissler Gym in Willimantic.

UMass Dartmouth plays host to Rhode Island College at 6 pm on Tuesday.

The Dolphins travel to Maritime College for a 7 pm tilt on September 25.