Oct. 28, 2010
NASHUA, NH-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's volleyball team won the first game, but then lost the next three to fall to host Rivier, 23-25, 25-18, 25-23 and 25-19, in a non-conference match at the Muldoon Health and Fitness Center Thursday evening.
Junior outside hitter Allie Mastrocola (Swansea, MA/ Case HS) led the Corsairs with 15 kills, while junior middle blocker Cami Ascher (Natick, MA/Natick HS) contributed 10. Junior libero Shannon Brodie (Chelmsford, MA/Chelmsford HS) had 14 digs, while senior outside hitter Eleni Tsaparakis (Norwalk, CT/Norwalk HS) had 12 digs and three blocks.
"We played hard, but we made a few too many mistakes," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve DeRossi. "We hit .157 and we made 25 hitting errors and 11 service aces, which means we gave away too many points. We jumped out to an 8-2 lead in game three, but we allowed them to come back and tie it at 10, and they slowly moved ahead, and if we had won that game, it could have made a difference. All of our matches with Rivier the last four years have been slugfests, and this one was no different."
The Corsairs dropped to 22-8 with the defeat, while the Raiders improved to 19-10 with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Western Connecticut State Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH VOLLEYBALL