BRISTOL, R.I. – Despite a double-double of 18 kills and 23 digs from Eileen Shi (San Francisco, Calif.) volleyball was handed a tough 3-1 non-conference loss by Roger Williams University Friday afternoon at The Recreation Center Gymnasium.
BY THE NUMBERS
UMass Boston 1, Roger Williams University 3
UMass Boston (8-12)
Roger Williams University (14-6)
HOW IT HAPPENED
After rallying late in the first set to earn a 25-22 victory over the host Hawks, the Beacons were handed three straight losses all by no more than three points. RWU evened the score at 1-1 with a 25-23 win in the second. They then took a 25-22 victory in the third, before sealing the win in the fourth with a 25-23 decision.
Shi's huge night got off to a strong start in the first frame as she put down eight of her 18 kills. The junior All-American also collected six digs in the first set victory. Also having a strong showing in Friday's loss was Emilia Czapiewska (Saint Paul, Minn.) who had 11 kills, while also hitting .286.
Rachel Maslach (Berlin Center, Ohio) finished third on the team with nine kills, and also tallied 26 assists. Macayla Chianco (Clearwater, Fla.) posted 20 digs in the tough loss, while Sarah Doyle (Glendale, Calif.) finished with a combined five blocks.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Since 2008 UMass Boston is now 6-4 against Roger Williams University
- Shi's double-double marked the eighth of the season for the junior
- Her 23 digs marked a season-high, while her 18 kills third most this year
The Beacons will face Clark University and nationally-ranked Johnson and Wales University tomorrow at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. at Johnson and Wales University.