WESTON, Mass. – The Regis Pride played a remarkably well-rounded game, with three players registering .350-plus attack percentages to outgun UMass Dartmouth on Tuesday evening, prevailing 3-1.
Score: Regis 3, UMass Dartmouth 1 (30-28, 16-25, 18-25, 14-25)
Records: Regis 2-11 | UMass Dartmouth 6-8
How it Happened
The Corsairs fought tooth and nail to claim the first set, as the teams needed eight extra points past 25 to decide a winner. UMass Dartmouth took advantage of six Regis service errors on the set, registering five aces including three from senior Christina Spinazola (Medway, Mass.). Spinazola helped diminish a six-point Pride lead, gathering seven-straight points off her serve to put the Corsairs up 16-13. The visitors secured the set on a kill from freshman Taila Roberson (Norwalk, Conn.).
Regis then took back all the momentum, connecting for a .261 percentage in the second set and .375 in the third to push ahead to a 2-1 lead. Despite trailing 13-12 at one point in the third, the Pride took six-straight points to erase the deficit, eventually finishing with 14 kills and winning 25-18.
The hosts then sealed the deal in the fourth set, making a 9-1 run as the Corsairs were able to secure just one kill and take the most decisive margin of the evening at 25-14.
Freshman Anita Sengara (Vancouver, B.C.) and sophomore Olivia Wallett (Willington, Conn.) led UMass Dartmouth with seven kills apiece as Sengara added eight digs. Roberson finished with six kills, and freshman Jillian Sykora (Waterford, Conn.) accumulated 14 digs. Spinazola keyed the Corsairs with 18 assists
Inside the Numbers
- Regis' trio of Katryna Veasey, Rachel Bartels and Nicole Connolly combined for 38 of the Pride's 50 kills, with all three posting hitting percentages above .350.
- Pride setter Shay Farber reached 41 assists, the most an opposing setter has registered against the Corsairs so far this season.
- Regis' 50 kills are the most an opponent has recorded against UMass Dartmouth in 2016.
The Corsairs will look to snap a three-game skid on Saturday, traveling to Rivier for a nonconference tri-match against the Raiders and Westfield State.