BEVERLY, Mass. – Led by Colleen McAvoy's match-high 15 kills the Gulls of Endicott College defeated volleyball by the final of 3-1 Friday evening at MacDonald Gymnasium in the final non-conference road game of the 2019 regular season for the Beacons.
UMass Boston 1, Endicott College 3
UMass Boston (8-18)
Endicott College (20-7)
HOW IT HAPPENED
After suffering a 20-9 loss in the first set, the Beacons came firing back in the second as they earned a hard fought 27-25 decision over their longtime opponents. Unfortunately, Endicott would have the final say as they earned a 25-16 win in the third and a 25-19 win in the fourth to seal the win.
Sarah Doyle (Glendale, Calif.) led the Beacons with 10 kills and a .240 hitting percentage, while also adding five total blocks (1 bs, 4ba) to her stat line. Marcelle Tiscareno (El Paso, Texas) recorded eight kills in the non-conference loss.
Tyla Parker was one of three Beacons to finish with 10 or more digs as she recorded a team-best 15. Carsen Komminsk (Worthington, Ohio) and Aleks Qose (Athens, Greece) each posted 10 digs, with Komminski also tallying 27 assists.
Zoe Gifford led the Gulls offense with her 39 assists, while also tallying 12 digs to finish with the team's lone double-double.
The Gulls were solid at the net all night totaling 15 blocks, with McAvoy leading her team with five of Endicott's 14 block assists.
BY THE NUMBERS
- With her four block assists, Doyle became the sixth player in program history to record 200 career block assists
- Doyle now sits with 314 total blocks, which has her ranked fifth in the program's history. She needs just 10 more blocks to move into a tie for fourth place
- All-time the Beacons are now 9-9 against Endicott College, the Gulls having won just two of their last seven meetings with UMB
- On the night UMass Boston posted a .042 hitting percentage, while the Gulls finished hitting .178
The Beacons will close out their 2019 regular season tomorrow at 1 p.m. when they take on Brandeis University on senior day. The Beacons will honor Doyle, Sidnee Berch (Boca Raton, Fla.), and Bianca Coghi-DeSousa (Sao Paulo, Brazil) prior to the start of the match.