Scott Leads Bearcats to 3-2 Win Over UConn|
Oct. 12, 2012
STORRS, Conn. – Senior Jordanne Scott collected 19 kills and 12 digs to lead the University of Cincinnati volleyball team to a 3-2 win over the University of Connecticut on Friday evening in Storrs, Conn. The win was third consecutive win for UC, marking the first time the Bearcats have won three-straight matches this season.
“We executed serving really well tonight” said head coach Molly Alvey. “Becca Refenes had four aces, which is incredible. She found a way to turn it on in set No. 4 and carry us through sets four and five. She added the extra spark that we needed to pull the team together and rally. Emily MacIntyre continues to play unbelievable, 36 digs is incredible.”
The double-double for Jordanne Scott (Indianpolis, Ind./.Lawrence North) was her third of the season. Her 19 kills also moved her into eighth on the program’s all-time kills list with 1,473.
Cincinnati (7-13, 5-2 BIG EAST) topped Connecticut (12-9, 3-3 BIG EAST) in every offensive statistic including kills (64-60), assists (61-56), aces (8-3) and hitting percentage (.210-.175).
Scott led four players with double-digit kills in the match. Senior Emily Hayden (Louisville, Ky./Assumption) recorded 12 kills and a .357 hitting percentage. Senior Becca Refenes (Westland, Mich./Lutheran Westland) finished with 14 kills and freshman Amelia Wegman (Aurora, Ill./Rosary) had 11.
Senior Rachel Rohlfs (Cincinnati, Ohio/Grand Valley State) registered her second double-double of the season with 51 assists and 12 digs. Junior Emily MacIntyre (Muncie, Ind./Yorktown) finished with 36 digs in the match.
Cincinnati took the first game 25-21 to take a 1-0 lead in the match. Scott led the Bearcats early as UC jumped out to a 12-5 lead behind the senior’s four kills. The lead remained at seven when a Connecticut error brought the score to 20-13. The Huskies climbed back into the game with three consecutive points to bring the score to 23-20, but the Bearcats scored two of the final three points to end the set 25-21. Scott finished the game with eight kills, four digs and a service ace.
In game No. 2, the Huskies took a 7-6 lead before eight consecutive points from the Bearcats, including three Refenes services aces, gave UC a 14-7 lead. Cincinnati used a service ace from freshman Mary Crema (Loveland, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame) to earn set point at 24-16, and two points later a kill by Scott ended the game 25-17. Scott recorded five kills in the set while sophomore Me’Ashah Nicholson (Shiloh, Ill./Belleville Althoff) added four kills and two blocks.
The teams traded points throughout the third game until UConn put together two consecutive points to take a 23-21 lead, forcing Alvey to call a timeout. The Bearcats responded with a kill by Scott, but it was not enough to stop the Huskies. A kill by UConn’s Mattison Quayle gave Connecticut a 25-23 win to bring the match score to 2-1.
In the fourth game, the Huskies employed a five-point run to grab a 19-11 lead. After a Scott block and a Refenes kill gave the Bearcats momentum, UC used a five-point run of their own to bring the score to 20-18. Cincinnati tied to score at 22-22 following back-to-back kills from Wegman, but UConn responded with two points to bring game point at 24-22. A Cincinnati error gave UConn the game victory at 25-22.
In the deciding fifth game, Refenes recorded three kills on three straight UC points to help the Bearcats take a 9-6 lead. The Bearcats closed out the match with four consecutive points, including a kill by Scott and two UConn errors, to win 15-8.
The Bearcats will be back in action on Sun., Oct. 14 when they take on St. John’s at 2 p.m. in Queens, N.Y.