PROVIDENCE, R.I. (11/9/18)- Jesse Larkin and Zoe Strozewski combined for 23 kills as the Kean University women's volleyball team fell to Wesleyan University (Conn.), 3-1 (14-25, 9-25, 25-23, 20-25) in their NCAA Tournament First Round matchup at Johnson & Wales University on Friday afternoon.
Mia Hogan finished with 14 kills for the Cardinals who improve to 18-5 overall and will face the winner of Springfield and Maine Maritime on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Vikki Stec totaled seven kills for the Cougars who finish the season at 19-16 overall.
The higher seeded Cardinals dominated the opening two sets, hitting above .300 in both. Kean didn't go quietly as the Cougars hit .200 and captured the third set, 25-23. Larkin and Strozewski totaled eight kills in the set victory.
The fourth set saw Wesleyan jump out to an 8-3 lead and pushed their advantage to 16-9. The Cougars clawed their way back to a 19-16 deficit but couldn't manage to get any closer as the Cardinals hit .350 in the final set.
Kean hit .138 for the match, while Wesleyan totaled .290.