The Central Connecticut volleyball team fell to LIU Brooklyn in three sets on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Devils (11-10, 6-2 NEC) were led by sophomore Rachel Dunlap's five kills and eight blocks.
LIU Brooklyn (15-7, 8-0 NEC) entered the game with a long winning streak and a perfect record in NEC action. At 6-1, the Blue Devils were just one game behind the first place Blackbirds at the start of the day.
CCSU built a 23-19 lead in the first set, but the Blackbirds were able to rally and score six straight points to win the set, 25-23. LIU followed with back-to-back 25-16 victories in the second and third sets to win the match.
The Blue Devils recorded 11.5 blocks in the match led by Dunlap's eight. Junior Veronika Ban had six blocks and senior Jamie Rademacher posted three. Freshman Makenna Lommori, senior Emily Cochran and senior Blaike King also contributed to the team's block total.
Rademacher led the offense with seven kills and a .267 hitting percentage. King contributed six kills and Dunlap and Cochran each had five.
Lommori recorded the assist on 26 of the Blue Devils' 28 kills in the match.
Sophomore Brittany Schumacher was one of eight Blue Devils to record multiple digs. She led the team with 10 in the match.
The Blue Devils will return to action on Thursday against Sacred Heart. The Pioneers will visit Detrick Gym for a 7 p.m. match.