NASHUA, N.H. – Volleyball saw their recent win-streak come to an end as they were handed a pair of losses at the Rivier University Tri-Match Saturday afternoon. The Beacons were defeated by St. Lawrence University by the final of 3-1, before falling to the host Raiders by the final of 3-0.
UMass Boston 1, St. Lawrence University 3
UMass Boston 0, Rivier University 3
UMass Boston (3-8)
HOW IT HAPPENED
After their first match loss to the Saints, the Beacons looked to take down the host Raiders. Unfortunately, Rivier was able to sneak past UMass Boston in the first set 25-21 and in the second 27-25. They then sealed the win in the third frame with a 25-18 decision over the Beacons.
Marcelle Tiscareno (El Paso, Texas) led the Beacons offense in the loss to Rivier as the sophomore scored 11 kills, while also hitting an impressive .358. Emilia Czapiewska (Saint Paul, Minn.) registered a solid performance against the Raiders as she hit .500 scoring seven kills on 12 attempts.
Carsen Komminsk (Worthington, Ohio) tallied 29 assists and had two of the team's five aces.
Tiscareno led the Beacons efforts at the net with her one block solo and three block assists. Sarah Doyle (Glendale, Calif.) had the Beacons only other block solo and had four kills in the three-set loss.
BY THE NUMBERS
- All-time the Beacons are now 1-1 against St. Lawrence and 1-1 against Rivier
- Doyle now sits with 91 block solos for her career and has 263 total blocks, which has her ranked fifth and sixth all-time in program history
- The Beacons hit .133 against Rivier, which was their lowest hitting percentage since returning from Minnesota
The Beacons will host Emmanuel College on Tuesday at 7 pm. Prior to the start of that match the Beacons will honor Little East Conference Hall of Famer and former head volleyball coach Terry Condon.