BOSTON, Mass. -- Senior Nicole Silverman (Chelmsford, Mass.) notched a double-double effort of 19 kills and 13 digs to lead UMass Dartmouth to a 3-1 non-league college volleyball victory over Emmanuel Thursday evening on Andy Yosinoff Court.
Sophomore Emma Aillet (Deer Park, Tex.) added a career-high 16 kills in the triumph for the visiting Corsairs (8-14), who won by set scores of 25-19, 19-25, 25-19 and 25-17. Junior Tashneal Africa (Chelsea, Mass.) chipped in with five kills and four block assists for UMass Dartmouth, which received three kills from freshman Nora Craft (Shrewsbury, Mass.) along with 35 set assists, six digs, three block assists and a pair of service aces from senior Jordan Rittberger (Huntington, N.Y.). Senior Jillian Sykora (Waterford, Conn.) recorded 17 digs and three assists for the winners, who collected 12 digs and four service aces from senior Meghan Mullinax (Lake Balboa, Calif.), 11 digs from freshman Vanessa Barreto (Natick, Mass.) and five set assists from junior Riley Thomas (Fairhaven, Mass.).
Junior Molly Michaud (Cheshire, Conn.) posted eight kills, three total blocks and a pair of digs in the setback for the host Saints (7-17), who received a combined 11 kills and four digs from freshman Isabella Miller (Blackstone, Mass.) and sophomore Kelli Haigh (Woodbury, Conn.). Senior Marissa Cataldo (Melrose, Mass.) added five kills and 10 digs for Emmanuel, which received 13 set assists and eight digs from freshman Jalen Winfrey (Rochester, N.H.) along with 10 digs and two service aces from freshman Samantha Carrigan (Plaistow, N.H.).
UMass Dartmouth hosts Western Connecticut in a Little East Conference match on Saturday morning at the Tripp Athletic Center beginning at 11:00 am, while Emmanuel hosts Regis and Norwich in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference tri-match on Saturday morning on Andy Yosnioff Court that also begins at 11:00 am.