CASTLETON, Vt. -- Senior Nicole Silverman (Chelmsford, Mass.) registered eight kills, six digs and six service aces to lead UMass Dartmouth to a 3-0 Little East Conference volleyball victory over Castleton in the season finale for both teams Saturday evening at Glenbrook Gym.
Sophomore Emma Aillet (Deer Park, Tex.) added seven kills and three digs in the 25-11, 25-14, 25-15 triumph for the visiting Corsairs (10-15, 3-5 LEC), who received seven kills, two digs and a pair of block assists from sophomore Mallory Singer (Succasunna, N.J.). Freshman Nora Craft (Shrewsbury, Mass.) added three kills, five service aces and two block assists for UMass Dartmouth, which received 12 set assists and five digs from senior Jordan Rittberger (Huntington, N.Y.). Senior Jillian Sykora (Waterford, Conn.) chipped in with six set assists, four digs and four service aces for the winners, who collected a combined nine set assists and 10 digs from junior Riley Thomas (Fairhaven, Mass.) and freshman Courtney Carreiro (Dartmouth, Mass.).
Sophomore Madison Hamelink (Rochester, N.Y.) notched a pair of kills and three assists in the setback for the host Spartans (7-18, 0-8 LEC), who received two kills and a dig each from junior Shannon Manchester (West Hartford, Conn.) and freshman Lizzie Goodrich (Essex Junction, Vt.) along with five set assists, six digs and a service ace from junior Bre MacDuff (Hudson Falls, N.Y.).