Western volleyball drops fourth straight match with two losses at J&W Tourney

BOX SCORE vs. Johnson & Wales
BOX SCORE vs. Plymouth State

PROVIDENCE, RI (Sep. 28) —  The Western Connecticut State University volleyball team lost its fourth consecutive match to fall to 8-8 on the season with a pair of losses to Johnson & Wales and Little East Conference rival Plymouth State on the opening day of competition at the J & W Invitational Friday evening.

The Colonials opened with a 3-1 loss to host Johnson & Wales University, and then dropped a hard-fought five-set match to the Panthers. Western opened up a 2-1 lead after the first three sets, but Plymouth State rallied to win the match, taking the final set 15-13.

From the desk of Dan Booth - Johnson & Wales SID

Providence, R.I. – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology posted a 2-0 record on day one of the Wildcat Fall Classic, hosted by Johnson & Wales at the Harborside RAC this weekend. Host Johnson & Wales and Plymouth State each had a 1-1 mark while Western Connecticut was 0-2 on the evening.

Action for the final day of the tournament will begin on Saturday, September 29th at 11:00 a.m., when Johnson & Wales takes on Plymouth State with MIT facing off against Western Connecticut.

September 28, 2012 Results

Johnson & Wales (6-10) def. WCSU (8-7), 3-1 25-13, 25-23, 23-25, 25-19

WCSU Highlights: Paxton Thornton 12 kills, 10 digs; Jennifer Hogan 28 set assists, 8 digs

JWU Highlights: Carey Kirk 13 kills, 3 blocks; Alyssa Drapeau 26 set assists, 20 digs, 8 kills

MIT (16-2) def. Plymouth State (8-7), 3-0 25-12, 25-16, 25-21

MIT Highlights: Trinity Leonard 8 kills, 9 digs; Alyssa Rothman 20 set assists, 10 digs

PSU Highlights: Casey Stoodley 10 kills, 6 digs; Hannah Anderson 13 set assists

MIT (17-2) def. Johnson & Wales (6-11), 3-1 24-25, 25-10, 25-18, 25-16

MIT Highlights: Alyssa Rothman 47 set assists, 5 digs; Ada Taylor 11 kills, 3 blocks

JWU Highlights: Karlie Haack 8 kills, 4 digs; Natasha Finkbeiner 17 set assists, 8 digs

Plymouth State (9-7) def. Western Connecticut (8-8), 3-2 25-23, 18-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-13

WCSU Highlights: Paxton Thornton 17 kills, 14 digs; Jennifer Hogan 47 set assists, 15 digs

PSU Highlights: Casey Stoodley 23 kills, 21 digs; Kirsten Perrotta 40 set assists 5 digs

September 29, 2012 Schedule

Johnson & Wales vs. Plymouth 11:00 a.m.

Western Connecticut vs. MIT 11:00 a.m.

Championship Game (#1 vs. #2) 1:00 p.m.

Consolation Game (#3 vs. #4) 1:00 p.m.