HARTFORD, Conn.—Playing without three of their top hitters, UMass Boston volleyball suffered a pair of losses on Saturday afternoon at the Trinity College (Conn.) tri-match.
Kean University (N.J.) 3, UMass Boston 0
Trinity College (Conn.) 3, UMass Boston 0
(UMass Boston 4-10)
(Kean College 14-6)
(Trinity College 6-6)
HOW IT HAPPENED
In the opening match, UMass Boston played Kean University close in all three sets, before eventually falling 25-19, 25-18, 25-21.
In the first set, UMass Boston fell behind by double-digits, before winning 11 of the next 13 points to cut the deficit to 24-19. Kean closed out the set with a kill by Zoe Strozewski.
The Beacons played much closer sets in the second and third, but couldn't get over the hump. In the third set, UMass Boston cut the deficit to 21-20 late, only to see Kean win four of the final five points.
Senior Bianca Coghi-DeSousa (Sao Paulo, Brazil) led the Beacons with six kills. Freshman Mallory Reed (Alpharetta, Ga.) added five kills and four block assists. Junior Tyla Parker (Mahwah, N.J.) paced the Beacons with 18 digs and Carsen Komminsk (Worthington, Conn.) tacked on 12 assists and nine digs.
TRINITY COLLEGE (CONN) MATCH
Trinity College used a 17-3 run in the first set to take control and never looked back in a 3-0 sweep over the Beacons.
UMass Boston raced out to a 7-1 start to the match behind a pair of kills from freshman Taryn Broughal (Branford, Conn.). The Bantams answered back by winning five points in a row and 17 of the next 20 to take a decisive 19-11 edge.
The Bantams closed out the first set with a 25-20 victory and then added set wins of 25-9 and 25-22.
Sophomore Marcelle Tiscareno (El Paso, Texas) paced the Beacons with five kills. Broughal finished second with four kills, while Komminsk paced the Beacons with 16 assists and two aces.
BY THE NUMBERS
- UMass Boston combined for 94 digs and 12 blocks across the two matches.
- With the loss, UMass Boston falls to 1-1 all-time against Kean and 5-5 against Trinity College (Conn.).
- Parker has now recorded double-digit digs in three-straight matches for the first time this season.
- The Beacons were playing without Emilia Czapiewska (Saint Paul, Minn.) and McKayla Geraghty (Elgin, Ill.) for their third and fourth-consecutive matches. Senior Sarah Doyle (Glendale, Calf.) missed just the second and third matches of her collegiate career.
- Komminsk went over 900 career assists for her career in the Trinity match (901).
UMass Boston will continue their six-match road trip on Wednesday, when they travel to take on UMass Dartmouth at 6:00 p.m.