PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Senior libero Eileen Shi (San Francisco, Calif.) joined an elite group of Beacons players as she recorded her 1,000th dig to become just the third player in program history to record over 1,000 kills and digs in a career as volleyball pounded Plymouth State University with a 3-0 win Wednesday evening.
UMass Boston 3, Plymouth State University 0
UMass Boston (12-7, 4-1 Little East Conference)
Plymouth State University (8-14, 1-4 Little East Conference)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Shi's historic performance helped to fuel the Beacons to a crucial conference win, as UMB looks to stay amongst the top teams in the LEC standings. UMB registered a 25-17 win in the first set, before cruising to a 25-16 win in the second and a 25-14 win in the third.
With her 1,000 digs, Shi now joins two of the top players to ever compete on the harbor campus in Shannon Thompson '13 and Corrine Porter '14. Shi also became the second player in the last week to record her 1,000th dig as she follows libero Macayla Chianco (Clearwater, Fla.), who joined the 1,000 club on Saturday.
On the night, the Beacons hit an impressive .287 against the Panthers. Shi, along with Emilia Czapiewska (Saint Paul, Minn.) and Marcelle Tiscareno (El Paso, Texas) each recorded a match-high seven kills. Tiscareno and Shi both hit .333, while Sarah Doyle (Glendale, Calif.) finished second on the team with six put downs.
Chianco combined for nine digs, with Shi finishing the night with eight digs.
BY THE NUMBERS
- On the night the Panthers hit -.053 as they scored 18 kills but had 22 attack errors
- To date Shi now sits with 1,314 kills and 1,003 digs
- All-time the Beacons now lead the series with the Panthers 14-13
- The Beacons have now won eight straight over Plymouth State dating back to the 2013 season
- UMass Boston's .287 hitting percentage is their best percentage since UMB's 3-0 win over Western Connecticut on September 29
The Beacons will host Springfield College and Endicott College on Saturday in a tri-match at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. respectively.