Oct. 23, 2010
KEENE, NH-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's volleyball team split a pair of matches with host Keene State and Salve Regina at Spaulding Gym Saturday.
The Corsairs lost their Little East Conference match to the Owls, falling in four games, 25-19, 22-25, 25-15 and 25-16, then came back to defeat SRU in a non-conference match, 15-25, 25-15, 25-17, 21-25 and 15-10.
Sophomore setter Jessica Goncalves (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) had 47 assists against Keene State and 41 against the Seahawks. The 47 was a season best for Goncalves, who also was one of three Corsairs to register three digs against Salve Regina. Junior outside hitter Allie Mastrocola (Swansea, MA/ Case HS) had 14 kills against KSC and 17 kills and 10 digs against SRU, senior outside hitter Eleni Tsaparakis (Norwalk, CT/Norwalk HS) had 10 kills in each match, junior middle blocker Cami Ascher (Natick, MA/Natick HS) had 13 kills against Keene and 10 against Salem, junior middle blocker Suzanne Landry (Tiverton, RI/Tiverton HS/CCRI) had seven kills and five blocks against the Seahawks, and junior libero Shannon Brodie (Chelmsford, MA/Chelmsford HS) had 10 digs against SRU.
"We played well, but we could have played better," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve DeRossi. "Keene is a solid team, and it's tougher playing on the road than at home. We have a big match against Eastern Connecticut coming up Tuesday on Senior Night."
The Corsairs are now 21-7 and 2-3 in the Little East Conference, while Keene State is 21-9 and 5-0 in LEC play, and Salve Regina is 10-15. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Eastern Connecticut State Tuesday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH VOLLEYBALL