Hawks Drop Three Sets to AIC


Matthew Tomer, Sports Editor

Hartford Volleyball hit the court during Hawktober festivities this past weekend at home against American International College. Following a 3-1 win at home against Eastern Connecticut, the Hawks looked to continue their winning streak. Despite the efforts from Hartford, AIC was able to pick up the sweep and take all three sets on the road. AIC would take the first set 25-14, the second set 25-18, and the final set 25-15. The Hawks move to 2-18 on the season while AIC continues their 17th straight win moving them to 20-1 on the season.

Despite what the scoreboard said, there were a few players for the Hawks that were on fire. Four players produced six kills across the three sets. First-year setter Kylee Connally led the team with 14 assists including Hartford’s only ace of the match. First-year outside hitter Lindzi Thomas led the team with 10 digs. Lastly, senior middle blocker Sara Gasparotto continues to dominate on the court as she finished with five kills, an assist, and a block, along with a .500 save percentage.

For the visitors, they have a total of 43 kills as a team allowing only seven errors and had nine aces compared to Hartford’s one. Senior Andjela Bublic hit .538 along with eight kills. Sophomore middle blocker Aleksandra Ivanovic finished the night with a .727 attack percentage with eight kills on only 11 swings.

Can Hartford bounce back from this home loss against AIC? Tune into hartfordhawks.com to find out.