New York, NY - Nikki Kinnier and Kelsie Wills both blasted 20 kills to lead the Pride to a 3-2 win over Colgate at the Columbia Invitational Saturday afternoon. Set scores were 23-25, 25-14, 25-19, 16-25, 15-11.
Hofstra improves to 11-5 with its second consecutive win, while Colgate drops to 1-8.
Colgate took the first set, 25-23, in a battle that featured eight tie scores and five lead changes. Both teams hit well, with each compiling a .333 hitting percentage. The Pride dominated the second set, hitting at a .423 clip and keeping the Red Raiders to a .036 percentage, in taking a 25-14 win.
In the third set Hofstra rallied form a 9-6 deficit to take a 25-19 win. Kinnier had six of her 20 kills in the set. The Pride struggled in set four, hitting -.125 as Colgate forced a decisive fifth set with a 25-16 win.
But in the fifth set Hofstra pulled away with a 4-0 run, including two kills from Kinnier, to take an 11-7 lead enroute to the 15-11 win.
Lindsay Young led Colgate with 10 kills.
Hofstra is back in action tonight at 7 p.m., versus host Columbia.