NEWPORT, R.I. – The Connecticut College volleyball team dropped a non-conference matchup to Salve Regina at the Rodgers Recreation Center on Tuesday evening. Set scores were 25-17, 25-20 and 25-19.
The first set was tight and tied at 9-all when senior Maddie Rust (Austin, Texas) finished a pass from junior Grace McGee (Portland, Maine), but the Seahawks responded with five unanswered to take control. The margin extended to seven on three occasions before a Camel attacking error ended the set in favor of the hosts.
After Salve Regina took the second set by leading from wire-to-wire, the Camels were able to take a 4-2 lead in the third frame. However, the hosts went on another 5-0 run by landing a pair of aces and forcing two Camel errors. The visitors came within a single point at 16-15 to force a timeout, but the Seahawks ended the match on a 9-4 run and most notably got three kills from Annie Donahue to seal the win.
Salve Regina (7-2) got a match-high 11 kills along with a .471 hitting percentage from Donahue. Erin Proctor led all players with 27 assists, while Nicole Karabaich finished with nine kills, seven digs, a solo block, and an assisted block.
Connecticut College (3-3) returns home to begin NESCAC play when it first hosts Hamilton on Friday evening at 8 p.m.