Bobcats volleyball swept in Philly
By: Michael Radomski
The Quinnipiac women’s volleyball team lost both matches at the Sheraton-Penn Invitational this past weekend.
The Bobcats were defeated by Albany in 3 games, and then QU lost to Pennsylvania, the host of the tournament, in 3 straight games.
Quinnipiac failed to reach the 20 point plateau in any of the games, failing to score more than 18 points in any of the six games.
Junior Michele Vasapoli led the Bobcats in both matches and was named to the all-tournament team. Vasapoli led the Bobcats with six kills against Albany, and recorded five assists in the process. She also added five kills and six assists in the match against Pennsylvania.
Albany defeated Quinnipiac (30-13, 30-16, 30-17) with phenomenal setting from Samantha Jacobson and Brooke Stanley. Brooke and Stanley teemed up for 38 of the team’s 49 sets leading to a .386 attack percentage. The Bobcats only managed a .059 attack percentage.
Then, the Bobcats were defeated by Pennsylvania (30-18, 30-17, 30-17) in the nightcap. The Bobcats again had a low attack percentage of .054 as UPENN outset (42) and out killed (52) the Bobcats.
Junior Jenna Benigno led Quinnipiac with a total of 17 sets 17 digs on Sunday. Senior Stephanie Logan tied for the team lead with 11 kills on the afternoon.
The Bobcats drop to 1-14 with the losses and they will play in the NJIT Invitational this weekend. The Bobcats will play Columbia and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.