NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College volleyball team erased a 2-1 deficit to hold off a talented Western New England University squad in a 3-2 triumph in front of 150 fans at Luce Field House Tuesday night.
The set scores were 25-12, 22-25, 25-27, 28-26 and 15-6 in favor of the hosts.
The Camels improve their record to 2-5 with their second straight win, while the Golden Bears, ranked #10 in New England, slip to 8-4.
Connecticut College rookie right side hitter Sam Hunter (Palos Verdes, Calif.) buried 13 kills with just one error on 23 attempts, registering an impressive .522 hitting percentage in her first home match. Hunter added four digs and one block to her stat line.
Ella Johnson (Seal Beach, Calif.) chipped in with eight kills, seven blocks, two aces and two digs for the winning side. Caroline Martin (Palo Alto, Calif.) contributed with eight kills, six aces and 14 digs for Head Coach Josh Edmed's Camels.
Sophomore setter Emily Arterbury (Austin, Texas) dished out 26 assists while adding five aces and two digs for the Camels. Katia Elisman (Lake Forest, Ill.) contributed with 14 assists, three digs and five blocks for the victors.
Western New England junior outside hitter Kelsey Armstrong (Groton, Conn.) registered 24 digs and 11 kills to lead the visitors in the close loss. Carly Skibinski (Milford, N.J.) finished with nine kills and two blocks for the Golden Bears. Kasey Cameron (Reading, Mass.) registered eight kills, 14 digs and one ace.
Jessica Sincero (Verplanck, N.Y.) dished out 22 assists while adding seven kills and seven digs for the visitors. Sophomore setter Jenna Leuck (Dumont, N.J.) dished out 22 assists to go with seven digs for WNEU.
Carolyn Hajdusek (Northfield, N.J.) added six kills, one block and one dig for the Golden Bears.