14th-Ranked Team in New England Too Much for Volleyball

14th-Ranked Team in New England Too Much for Volleyball

Sept. 15, 2011

Final Stats

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The 14th ranked team in New England had a little too much for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's volleyball team in their non-conference match at the Tripp Athletic Center, Thursday evening.

Roger Williams jumped out to an early lead and went on to defeat the Corsairs, 25-20, 25-13 and 25-19.

RWU jumped out to a 10-4 lead at the outset of the match, but the Corsairs hung tough and stayed within five points of the Hawks.

"We played a really good first set and a really good third set," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve DeRossi. "They were powerful, big and fast, and they were the tallest and quickest team we've seen this year. We hit a ton of balls, but most of them were dug up."

Senior outside hitter Allie Mastrocola (Swansea, MA/Case HS) led the attack for the Corsairs with seven kills, while senior middle blocker Cami Ascher (Natick, MA/Natick HS) added four. Senior libero Shannon Brodie (Chelmsford, MA/Chelmsford HS) had 12 digs.

The Corsairs dropped to 6-2 with the defeat, while the Hawks improved to 9-2 with the victory. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Southern Maine and Worcester State Saturday. Roger Williams will visit Bowdoin and Bates Saturday.