BOSTON, Mass. – Led by Jamie Dailey Amherst College extended their undefeated streak to nine straight matches as they defeated volleyball by the final of 3-0 Saturday afternoon in the Clark Athletic Center Gymnasium.
UMass Boston 0, Amherst College 3
UMass Boston (7-4)
Amherst College (9-0)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Currently having a season for the record book, the Mammoths played a solid match from start-to-finish as they handed the Beacons their second loss in less than 24 hours. Dailey led Amherst with eight kills and hit an impressive .533 in the win. Claire Dennis was just as solid for the Purple and White as she finished with five kills.
For the Beacons they tried to end the Mammoths win-streak but could not build any momentum. Eileen Shi (San Francisco, Calif.) led UMB with a combined 14 kills on 31 attempts. Marcelle Tiscareno (El Paso, Texas) was nearly perfect as she finished with 11 putdowns on 18 attempts for a .611 hitting percentage.
Despite their best efforts to take down Amherst, UMB would once again prove to be their own worst enemy as they were charged with 13 service errors and 20 attack errors. On the other side of the hardwood, Amherst had just three attack errors, and one service error.
Macayla Chianco (Clearwater, Fla.) was the lone Beacon to finish with 10 or more digs, as the senior registered 12 put-ups.
In all three sets, the Mammoths did not hit less than .412 on the day. They would hit .417 in the opening frame to claim a 25-16 victory. In the middle set, UMB dropped a 25-12 decision, while in the final frame it was perhaps the most evenly contested set of the afternoon. The Beacons had their best showing offensively scoring 15 kills and hitting .429. However, the Mammoths would once again outlast the Beacons as they finished with a 25-18 victory which included 13 kills and a .571 hitting percentage.
BY THE NUMBERS
- All-time Amherst now leads the series with UMass Boston 2-1
- Saturday's contest marked the first time that Amherst and UMB faced each other in Clark Athletic Center Gymnasium.
- With her 14 kills, Shi now sits third all-time in program history
- Chianco continues to climb closer to the 1,000 digs mark as she now sits with 930
- Shi now needs just 58 digs to hit her 1,000th which would make her the third player in program history to record 1,000 kills and digs in a career.
The Beacons will host Southern Maine on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a Little East Conference match.