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Volleyball Coasts Past Lafayette, 3-0, in Home Opener

Volleyball Coasts Past Lafayette, 3-0, in Home Opener

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STORRS, Ct. – Contenting in Gampel Pavilion for its home opener, the UConn volleyball team cruised to 3-0 victory (25-14, 27-25, 25-16) over Lafayette on Friday night.

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Senior Caylee Parker notched a game-high 12 kills for the Huskies, while graduate student McKayla Wuensch provided 32 assists, and junior Karly Berkland led all players with 14 digs.

UConn took advantage of 11 aces compared to four from Lafayette. Furthermore, the Huskies limited the Leopards to a .167 hitting percentage en route to improving to 2-2 on the season.

The Huskies started the match with a 9-3 run and kept the pressure on, led by Parker’s six kills as the Huskies compiled a .483 kill percentage throughout the first set.

UConn continued to stroke the hot hand as it started the second frame with seven kills to pull ahead, 7-2. Lafayette battled back to knot the score at 25-all, but a Leopard error followed by a block via the duo of Parker and senior Kennadie Jake-Turner secured the second set.

Lafayette and UConn went neck-and-neck to start the third stanza through the first six points. Looking for the sweep, the Huskies used a trio of aces to swing the momentum to edge out a 12-8 advantage before three consecutive blocks midway through the set put the game out of reach.

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The UConn Challenge continues tomorrow with four matches on the docket for Saturday, Sept. 4. The Huskies will be in action against Central Connecticut State University at 12:30 p.m. before taking on Rutgers in the challenge finale at 7 p.m.



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