PORTER LEADS UMASS BOSTON VOLLEYBALL IN UPSET OVER #25 TUFTS, 3-0
Sept. 28, 2010
BOSTON, MA - Freshman outside hitter Corrine Porter (Huntington Beach, CA) came up with a career-high 22 digs and added 10 kills for her fifth double-double of the season to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston women's volleyball team over visiting nationally-ranked number 25 Tufts University, 25-21, 25-22, 26-24, this evening at the Clark Athletic Center on the campus of UMass Boston. The victory marked the 300th career win for UMB Head Coach Terry Condon, who also earned wins for California State University Bakersfield and Texas A&M University in addition to 108 for UMass Boston. She now owns a 300-170 (.638) career mark. The Beacons, who received 43 votes in the most recent Division III American Volleyball Coaches Association national poll, win their sixth straight match to improve to 13-1 overall for their best start in school history, while the Jumbos' 10-match win streak comes to an end as they fall to 10-3.
UMass Boston owned a 22-20 margin in the third and final set, before Tufts reeled off four straight points on the service of sophomore setter Kendall Lord (LaJolla, CA) to give them set point at, 24-22, but the Beacons came right back with four unanswered points on junior setter Cassy Hanneman's (Denver, CO) service to take the set and the match, 26-24. Freshman right side hitter Stephanie Glogovsky (Wadsworth, IL) came up big with two of the final three kills, including the game-winner and junior outside hitter Ariel Aizenstadt (Mission Viejo, CA) gave the home team the lead at 25-24 with her only kill of the night. UMass Boston owned a 22-16 lead in the first set when 2009 All-American middle hitter Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, CA) suffered an ankle injury to keep her out of the remainder of the match. Tufts put together a 6-2 run, to pull to within, 24-22, before the Beacons took the set, 25-22. The Beacons owned an 11-7 lead early in the second set, but Tufts later evened the match at 15-15, before UMass Boston went on an 8-2 run to take a 23-17 lead. The Jumbos closed to within 24-22, before the Beacons took the middle set, 25-22.
Porter added three aces and a block solo to her night for UMass Boston, while junior middle hitter Molly Rattigan (Dorchester, MA) contributed with seven kills on a .294 hitting percentage to go with a match-high three block solos and a dig. Hanneman ended the night with 18 assists, 12 digs, a pair of aces and a kill, while Glogovsky put down five kills and scooped up a pair of digs. Sophomore libero Bethany Rossoll (Denver, CO) helped stabilize the defense with 12 digs and added a pair of aces.
Senior outside hitter Caitlin Updike (Manhattan Beach, CA) led Tufts with 10 kills in addition to four digs and a block assist, while Lord set for 18 assists, swung for three kills, got down for a pair of digs and registered two blocks. Senior outside hitter Nancy Shrodes (Manhattan Beach, CA) chipped in with six kills, four digs and a block assist, while junior libero Audrey Kuan (Los Altos, CA) came up with 17 digs and served up an ace.
The Beacons will be in action again on Tuesday, October 5 when they host Little East Conference foe University of Southern Maine at 7:00 p.m. at the Clark Athletic Center, while the Jumbos travel to Middletown, CT to take on Connecticut College on Friday, October 1 in an 8:00 p.m. match to be played at Wesleyan University.