By Jay Slater
(HAMDEN, Conn.) – Quinnipiac volleyball took another step back as they lost both of their matches over the weekend, first losing in four sets to Central Connecticut 3-1 on Friday Night, and then losing in straight sets to Sacred Heart on Saturday. The losses keep Quinnipiac winless in the Northeast Conference this year, as their record now stands at 0-4 in conference play.
In Friday’s “Dig Pink” event, which raised awareness and money for breast cancer, the Bobcats were out-attacked by Central Connecticut all night. Led by Jaime Baumert (11 kills, .346 attack percentage), they handled Quinnipiac with an overall team attack percentage of .269, 40 points higher than that of the Bobcats. The win (25-11, 19-25, 25-22, 25-15) moves Central to 7-11 on the year, and 2-1 in conference play.
The Bobcats then were outplayed by Sacred Heart the next day, losing in straight sets, 25-21, 25-19, 26-24. While recording a total of eight team blocks on the day, Quinnipiac was plagued by low team attack totals, as they tallied a .078 team attack percentage for the entire match. Sacred Heart (15-7, 2-0 NEC) received big games from Brittany Best (12 kills, 11 digs) and Courney Kidd-Kadlubek (33 sets) in the winning effort.
The weekend losses drop Quinnipiac’s overall season record to 3-24. They return to the court Wednesday, Oct. 29th to take on Siena.