DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Led by Nicole Silverman's double-double of 16 kills and 12 digs, UMass Dartmouth handed volleyball a 3-2 Little East Conference loss Wednesday evening at the Tripp Center.
UMass Boston 2, UMass Dartmouth 3
UMass Boston (4-12, 1-2 Little East Conference)
UMass Dartmouth (5-8, 1-2 Little East Conference)
HOW IT HAPPENED
For the second straight conference match, the Beacons had to go the distance, with the final result not falling in their favor. All five sets were extremely close and could have gone either way, but in the end, a late run by the Corsairs lifted them to the conference win.
The host Corsairs took the opening set with a 26-24 victory. UMass Boston then responded with a one-sided 25-11 win in the second, before earning a 26-24 win of-their-own to take a 2-1 lead. From there, UMass Dartmouth would respond with their second close win of the night as they took the fourth set 25-23. The final set saw the Beacons take the early lead, but that early momentum would not last as the Corsairs powered past their longtime rivals for the win.
Marcelle Tiscareno (El Paso, Texas) led the Beacons offense with 14 kills and a .286 hitting percentage. Sarah Doyle (Glendale, Calif.) finished second on the team with 11 kills. The duo also combined for eight total blocks respectively. Carsen Komminsk (Worthington, Ohio) put-up 39 assists and had 12 digs for an impressive double-double of her own.
BY THE NUMBERS
- All-time the Corsairs are now 22-16 against the Beacons
- The win for UMass Dartmouth was their first over the Beacons since the 2007 season when they earned a 3-2 win in the Clark Athletic Center
- With her two block solos, Doyle now needs just two more to earn her 100th
- Tiscareno now needs just three blocks for her 100th as she stands with 40 block solos and 57 block assists
- Komminsk now sits with 901 career assists following her 39 assists
The Beacons will travel to Amherst College on Friday for a 6 p.m. non-conference match.