Volleyball Blanks Brandeis In Regular Season Finale

Volleyball Blanks Brandeis In Regular Season Finale

WALTHAM, Mass. – In their final match of the 2018 regular season, volleyball knocked-off Brandeis University by the score of 3-0 behind a season-high .408 hitting percentage Saturday afternoon at Auerbach Arena.

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 3, Brandeis University 0

UMass Boston (17-8)
Brandeis University (11-16)

HOW IT HAPPENED

UMB made quick work of Brandeis in two of the three sets, but had their work cut out for them in the second.  The two teams battled back-and-forth until UMB collected a 36-34 win to move to 2-0 in the match.  In the opening frame, the Beacons cruised to a 25-15 win, while in the match-clinching set the Beacons earned a 25-19 victory.

In the first set, the Beacons hit .464, while in the third set they finished with an impressive .571 hitting percentage.  Brandeis was held to just .160 and .184 hitting percentages in the first two sets, while in the third they registered a .292 hitting mark.

Eileen Shi (San Francisco, Calif.) led the match with 13 kills, while Sarah Doyle (Glendale, Calif.) finished with 12 put downs.  Doyle was impressive from start to finish as she hit .647 scoring her 12 kills on 17 attempts, with only one attack error. 

Seniors Rachel Maslach (Berlin Center, Ohio) and Christina Elliott (Camas, Wash.) each recorded seven kills, with Elliot also posting 19 assists.  Carsen Komminsk (Worthington, Ohio) collected 15 assists to help carry the offense.  Shi led UMB the team with three aces. 

Macayla Chianco (Clearwater, Fla.) recorded 17 digs in the final regular season match for the senior libero.  Marcelle Tiscareno (El Paso, Texas) had another strong all-around performance with her eight kills, .278 hitting percentage, one solo block and two block assists.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Shi now sits just one ace away from her 200th, which would make her the third player in program history to reach the mark
  • All-time the Beacons now have seven wins against the Judges
  • UMB has now won six straight over Brandeis dating back to the 2010 season

WHO'S NEXT

The Beacons will be back in action next weekend as the number two-seed in the Little East Conference Tournament.  This year's tournament will be hosted by Eastern Connecticut State University.  Start times will be announced this weekend by the Little East.