Volleyball Sweeps Fairleigh Dickinson for NEC Win on Saturday

Volleyball Sweeps Fairleigh Dickinson for NEC Win on Saturday

Central Connecticut picked up its first Northeast Conference volleyball win of the season with a 3-0 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday at Detrick Gymnasium. Central hit .304 as a team, while holding FDU to a .106 hitting percentage in the match. Senior Madelyn Kaprelyan and junior Emma Henderson posted double-doubles to lead the Blue Devils' attack. CCSU travels to Merrimack on Friday afternoon, Oct. 4.

Score: CCSU 3, FDU 0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-20)
Records: CCSU (5-9, 1-1 NEC), FDU (0-15, 0-2 NEC)
Location: Derick Gymnasium (New Britain, CT)


"We want to set our own standards, no matter who is across the net. I thought we had a slow start in the first set and then we started to kick it in a little bit," said head coach Linda Sagnelli.


  • The first set was tied 19-19 until CCSU scored consecutive points and would close the set outscoring FDU, 6-1.
  • Central scored five straight points on the serve of senior Mackenzie Dobbins to build a 11-7 lead. The Blue Devils then scored the final five points of the set on senior Erin McDermott's serve.
  • FDU scored the first three points in the third set before Central came back to build a 10-8 lead. Freshman Molly Pincince served a run of four straight points, which included an ace and two kills by junior Nicole Kramer, to push the led to 14-8. FDU would get no closer than four points the rest of the way.


.304 - CCSU had its best team attack percentage in NEC play since hitting .317 in a 3-0 win over St. Francis Brooklyn on Nov. 9, 2018.


  • Kaprelyan had a team-high 13 kills with 20 assists and eight digs, while hitting .476 in the match.
  • Henderson had 12 kills and 10 digs for her fourth double-double of the year.
  • Senior Erin McDermott had 23 assists and seven digs for CCSU - her 10th match with at least 20 digs in a match this season.
  • Freshman Isabelle Roufs had 11 kills and hit .400.

CCSU travels to visit conference-newcomer, Merrimack, on Friday, Oct. 4.