Bridgeport, Conn.-The University of Bridgeport women's volleyball team opened its 2018 East Coast Conference schedule on Wednesday night with a straight sets, 25-20, 25-20, 25-21, win over the visiting Mercy College Mavericks in Hubbell Gym. The victory gives the Purple Knights a four-match winning streak, and UB is now 6-3 overall and 1-0 in the ECC. Mercy is now 2-8 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
Junior Galia Nankin (Ra'anana, Israel) led a balanced offensive attack for the winners, who hit .395 as a team on the night, with nine kills. Junior Emily Burford (Albuquerque, N.M.) and freshman Amanda Keller (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) each had eight kills for Purple Knights. Keller hit a whopping .889 on Wednesday notching those eight kills on nine total attacks.
Up next, the UB women's volleyball team will step out of conference play for a match at Bentley University on Friday night. First serve in Waltham, Massachusetts is slated for 7:00 p.m.