Volleyball Blanked at UMD Invitational

Cami Ascher and Tahira Gibson cropped
Cami Ascher and Tahira Gibson cropped

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's volleyball team dropped all three matches at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational Tournament at the Tripp Athletic Center Saturday.

The Corsairs lost to Eastern Nazarene, 26-24, 25-22 and 25-16, fell to Regis, 25-23, 25-21, 18-25 and 25-21, and lost to Framingham State, 25-13, 25-9 and 25-23.

Freshman setter Christina Spinazola (Medway, MA/Medway HS) and sophomore libero Carina Filosa (Milford, MA/Milford HS) represented the Corsairs on the All-Tournament Team. Also on the All-Tournament Team was Regis outside hitters Jackie Silver (West Hills, CA) and Sam Bliss (Framingham, MA), Eastern Nazarene's middle blocker Cayla Clinkscale (Winchendon, MA), and Framingham State's outside hitter Andressa Fernandes (Framingham, MA). The Tournament Most Valuable Player was awarded to Framingham State's outside hitter Alycia Rackliffe (Feeding Hills, MA).

"The issue is we are still trying to find our identity," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve DeRossi. "We seemed to take one step forward and two steps back. We are working so hard to get a point and we are giving points away too easily."

The Corsairs are now 0-4. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Eastern Nazarene Tuesday evening.