Nov. 2, 2010
DANBURY, CT-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's volleyball team dropped a hard-fought three-game match to host Western Connecticut State in a first-round Little East Conference playoff match at Feldman Arena Tuesday evening. The Colonials prevailed, 25-14, 25-21 and 25-16.
Junior middle blockers Suzanne Landry (Tiverton, RI/Tiverton HS/CCRI) and Cami Ascher (Natick, MA/ Natick HS) led the Corsair offense with nine and eight kills, respectively. Junior libero Shannon Brodie (Chelmsford, MA/Chelmsford HS) had 14 digs, while sophomore setter Jess Goncalves (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) had 27 assists.
"We played hard all the way, but West Conn was just a little tougher tonight," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve DeRossi. "Our hitters did a better job than they did Saturday, but West Conn seemed to win all the long rallies that always seemed to push a one point lead to two or three points and keep us from catching up. We switched a few things around in the second game, and it gave us a little different look. They made a couple of adjustments in the third game. We played well, and we played hard all season long, and we only lose two seniors, so I'm looking forward to next year."
The Corsairs dropped to 23-9 with the defeat, while Western Connecticut State improved to 27-8 with the victory. Western Connecticut will return to action when they visit UMass Boston in a semi-final match Friday evening. The match was the final action of the season for UMass Dartmouth.
UMASS DARTMOUTH VOLLEYBALL