SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – After suffering a 3-0 loss to regionally-ranked Springfield College, volleyball bounced back with a hard fought 3-1 win over Roger Williams University Saturday afternoon at Blake Arena.
UMass Boston 0, Springfield College 3
UMass Boston 1, Roger Williams University 3
UMass Boston (5-16)
HOW IT HAPPENED
In their first match of the day Marcelle Tiscareno (El Paso, Texas) led the Beacons with seven kills. The sophomore middle was solid despite the loss as she hit .583. At the net the Texas native also connected on a pair of blocks. Carsen Komminsk (Worthington, Ohio) finished with 13 assists, and seven digs. Aleks Qose (Athens, Greece) put-up a team-high 10 digs.
The Pride handed the Beacons a 25-8 loss in the first set, before collecting a 25-15 win in the second. In the final frame, Springfield registered a 25-18 victory to complete the 3-0 win.
Knowing they needed to regroup quickly, the Beacons stepped back onto the hardwood to face the Hawks of Roger Williams.
The Beacons got their second match off to a great start as they combined for a .400 hitting percentage to earn a 25-18 victory. Roger Williams then tied the score at 1-1 in the second as they flew past UMB with a 25-12 decision.
In the third set, the Hawks took control of the scoreboard with a 25-16 victory. The final set was a back-and-forth battle between the two longtime rivals. The Hawks would prevail in the end as they collected a 25-22 victory.
Qose continued her strong day as she putdown a team-high nine kills, with Tiscareno matching her teammate. Tiscareno was once again the most consistent hitter for UMB as she hit .240 in the win. Komminsk finished with another double-double as she tallied 17 assists and 11 digs.
Tyla Parker (Mahwah, N.J.) led the Beacons with 14 digs, while Qose finished with 11. Tiscareno led the Beacons defensive effort as she totaled three block solos and two block assists.
BY THE NUMBERS
- All-time the Beacons are now 1-4 against Springfield and 10-25 against Roger Williams
- With her performance on Saturday, Tiscareno eclipsed the 100 total blocks mark as she now sits with 112 stops in just two seasons (45 bs, 67 ba)
The Beacons will host the University of Southern Maine on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in a Little East Conference match.