No. 17 Beacons Continue Winning Ways on Final Day of Invitational

No. 17 Beacons Continue Winning Ways on Final Day of Invitational

Oct. 8, 2011

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BOSTON, Mass. – The 17th ranked Beacons (17-2) added another tally to their growing winning column as they defeated the United States Coast Guard Academy (14-5) 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-13) Saturday afternoon in the Clark Athletic Center.  With the win, the Beacons have tied the longest win-streak in the program’s history.

The last time UMass Boston won 17 consecutive matches, was not too long ago.  It was actually just last season as they went unbeaten from October 8, 2009 – November 12, 2009, which was actually the first round of the NCAA championship tournament.

In Saturday’s match-up it was the Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, CA) and Corrine Porter (Huntington Beach, CA) as the two combined for 34 kills respectively. 

With 17 kills to her name, Thompson now stands at 1,177 career kills, which is not only second-most all-time but is a mere 14 kills away from tying the all-time record of 1,191 set by Kate White ’09.

As a team the Beacons managed a .402 attack percentage.  In the first two sets, UMass hit well over .400 as they went 18-for-33 (.455) in the opener and 18-for-36 (.417) in the second set.  The third set had the Beacons finishing the match 14-for-33 overall (.333).

Thompson actually posted the only double-double of the match, as she tallied 15 digs in the win.  Cassy Hanneman (Denver, CO) and Kayla Wilson (San Jose, CA) were equal with 11 digs.  Hanneman also walked away with 35 assists to lead the Beacons offensive efforts.  Porter was responsible for two of the Beacons six aces, and also added four digs to her line as well. 

Volleyball returns to action on Tuesday when they host UMass Dartmouth at 6 p.m. in a Little East Conference match.