Volleyball Falls To Fordham, Boston College

Photos of QU vs. Fordham

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Junior setter Kayla Lawler (Louisville, Ky.) set a new personal four-set career high with 46 assists against Fordham, but the Quinnipiac University volleyball team was defeated by both the Rams and Boston College to close out action in the Beanpot Classic Saturday. With the losses, the Bobcats fall to 0-3, while the Rams improved to 4-0 and the Eagles moved to 1-3. The Rams took a 3-1 decision, while the Eagles swept the Bobcats, 3-0.

After finishing the Beanpot Classic with 30 kills in three matches, graduate student Amanda Armstrong (Waukesha, Wis.) was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Against Fordham, the Bobcats lost a closely-contested first set, 25-23, before hitting .478 to dominate the second set, 25-16. But the Rams emerged from the third set with a 27-25 victory and went on to clinch the match with a 25-19 win in the fourth set, hitting .435 in the decisive stanza.

Armstrong and Taylor Payne (Warwick, N.Y.) were the direct beneficiaries of Lawler's strong performance against Fordham. Armstrong had 15 kills while hitting .414, both team bests. Payne had a career-high 14 kills while hitting .370. Logan Riker (Bowling Green, Ohio) had a double-double of 10 kills and 12 digs, while Kelby Carey (Surfside, Calif.) also had 10 kills. Tracey Wright (Fair Lawn, N.J.) had a team-best 15 digs. Olivia Grattan (Pittsburgh, Pa.) posted a team-high four blocks.

In the Boston College match, the Eagles won three straight sets, 26-24, 25-17 and 25-20. Grattan led the Bobcats with eight kills and two blocks, while Wright and Riker contributed 17 and 16 digs, respectively. Payne also added seven kills. Lawler had 24 assists.

The Bobcats return to action Friday, when they take part in the Yale Invitational. Quinnipiac's first match against the University of Rhode Island is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the John J. Lee Amphitheather.