The Central Connecticut volleyball team dropped a pair of matches at the Temple Invitational on Saturday, and now stands 5-8 overall this season. The Blue Devils opened the day with a 3-1 loss to Cornell, before falling 3-0 to Navy in their final match of the weekend.
In the first match vs. Cornell the Blue Devils were led by senior Blaike King who had 14 kills.
Cornell won the first two sets, 25-20 and 25-19, before the Blue Devils rebounded to win set three 25-23. Cornell won the fourth set 25-13 to improve to 2-6 overall on the season. The Blue Devils fall to 5-7 overall with the loss.
King led the offense with her 14 kills, followed by classmate Emily Cochran who added 12 kills, and Jennifer Waddill's seven. Freshman setter Makenna Lommori had 37 assists to pace CCSU.
In the second match Navy won 25-18, 26-24 and 25-22. Cochran again led the offense for the Blue Devils posting 10 kills and just a pair of errors in the loss. Senior Jamie Rademacher added seven kills and King had five.
Lommori's 24 assists gave her 61 assists in the two matches on the day. Waddill and Lommori each had four kills.
Following the tournament Lommori was named the Best Setter of the Tournamnet.
The Blue Devils wil return to action on the road on Saturday at St. Francis (NY). The match will be the first Northeast Conference match of the season for CCSU. They'll also play on the road at Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday.