Volleyball Falls Twice at Johnson & Wales Invitational

Oct. 2, 2009

PROVIDENCE, RI-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's volleyball team fell to both Plymouth State and Western Connecticut State on the first day of action at the Johnson & Wales Invitational at the Harborside Recreation Center Friday evening.

The Corsairs lost to Plymouth State, 25-12, 25-21 and 25-6, and then lost to WCSU, 25-11, 25-13 and 25-23.

Freshman setter Jess Goncalves (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) had 27 assists in the two matches. Sophomore outside hitter Allie Mastrocola (Swansea, MA/Case HS) had seven kills against PSU, while sophomore middle hitter Cami Ascher (Natick, MA/Natick HS) had five kills and two blocks against the Colonials.

"Both of the teams we faced played really well," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve DeRossi. "We struggled a little bit with our communication. Hopefully, we can turn this around tomorrow."

UMass Dartmouth is now 10-4, while Plymouth State is now 16-0 and WCSU is now 13-5. The Corsairs will play the host Wildcats and Suffolk on the final day of the tournament on Saturday.

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