Oct. 24, 2009
BOSTON, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's volleyball team fell to both host UMass Boston and Plymouth State in a pair of Little East Conference matches at the Clark Athletic Center Saturday.
The Corsairs lost to the Beacons, 25-10, 25-9 and 25-15, then lost to the Panthers, 27-25, 25-16 and 25-13.
Senior middle blocker Amanda Langfield (Somerset, MA/Somerset HS), sophomore middle hitter Cami Ascher (Natick, MA/Natick HS) and junior outside hitter Eleni Tsaparakis (Norwalk, CT/Norwalk HS) each had five kills for the Corsairs against UMass Boston, freshman setter Jess Goncalves (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) had 13 assists, and sophomore libero Shannon Brodie (Chelmsford, MA/Chelmsford GHS) had three digs. Tsaparakis had eight kills and Ascher seven against PSU, Goncalves added 25 assists, and Brodie had 15 digs.
"In the first game against Plymouth State, we were down 20-16, came back to tie it, fell behind and then came back to take the lead at 25-24 before they put it away," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve DeRossi. "We had zero blocks against UMass Boston and one against Plymouth State. Both of the teams we played had a size advantage and a quickness advantage, and we got some touches, but not blocks. We still have a shot at going to the tournament if we win both of our matches next weekend."
UMass Dartmouth is now 17-8 and 0-5 in the Little East Conference, while UMass Boston is 24-4 and 5-0 in LEC play and Plymouth State is 25-4 and 6-1 in the LEC. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Rivier Thursday evening.
UMASS DARTMOUTH VOLLEYBALL