Bridgeport Volleyball Completes Weekend Sweep To Move To 11-1 On The Season

Bridgeport Volleyball Completes Weekend Sweep To Move To 11-1 On The Season

Springfield, Mass.-The University of Bridgeport women's volleyball team completed a perfect 4-0 weekend at the International Volleyball Hall of Fame Classic hosted by American International College on Saturday with a 3-0 win over the host Yellow Jackets (25-21, 25-21. 25-16) and a hard-fought, five-set victory over the Hawks of St. Anselm College (17-25, 25-22, 25-27, 25-18, 15-9).  The two wins lift the Purple Knights season record to an impressive 11-1 mark.

In Saturday's opener, senior Amanda Hennemann (Nova Petropolis, Brazil) spearheaded her team's winning effort against the host Yellow Jackets with a double-double of 11 kills and 13 digs.  Classmate senior Emily Burford (Albuquerque, N.M.) chipped in nine kills for UB, and sophomore setter Carly Killorin (Centennial, Colo.) directed the UB offense with 35 assists.

On defense, junior Klein Johnson (San Antonio, Texas) led the squad with 14 digs, and sophomore Breanna Jones (Littleton, Colo.) added 13 digs of her own.

In the five-set marathon against St. Anselm, Hennemann led four Purple Knights in double-digit kills with 16.  She was joined by Burford and sophomore Amanda Keller (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), who each registered 13 winners, and senior Morgan Knight (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) notched a double-double with 10 kills and 17 digs.

Carly Killorin fell just shy of her own double-double with 18 assists and nine digs.

On defense, the J's of Jones and Johnson again starred, as Breanna led the team with 26 digs, and Klein finished with 10 digs.

Up next, the UB women's volleyball team will face St. Anselm for the third and final time in the regular season in the Hawks' home gym in Manchester, N.H. on Wednesday evening.  First serve is set for 7:00 p.m. in the Granite State.