Volleyball Rallies For Non-Conference Win Over Brandeis

Volleyball Rallies For Non-Conference Win Over Brandeis

BOSTON, Mass. – In their final regular season match of the 2019 season, volleyball gave their three senior members a match to remember as the Beacons rallied from a 2-1 deficit to earn a 3-2 win over Brandeis University Saturday afternoon at Clark Athletic Center Gymnasium.

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 3, Brandeis University 2

UMass Boston (9-18)
Brandeis University (4-19)

HOW IT HAPPENED

After a huge a solid 25-20 win in the first set in which they hit .270, the Beacons could not get any going over the next two frames, as Brandeis earned a 25-18 win in the second and a 25-21 in the third.  The fourth set saw UMass Boston return to their normal ways as they registered a 25-15 victory behind a .344 hitting percentage.  In the fifth set was all UMass Boston from start-to-finish as they cruised to a 15-8 victory. 

Prior to the start of the match, the Beacons honored their three senior members in Bianca Coghi-DeSousa (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Sarah Doyle (Glendale, Calif.), and Sidnee Berch (Boca Raton, Fla.). 

Emilia Czapiewska (Saint Paul, Minn.) led the Beacons offense with 16 kills, while Doyle was the team's most consistent hitter with her .429 hitting percentage.  Carsen Komminsk (Worthington, Ohio) recorded a career-high 43 assists, and finished with 11 digs to earn her 10th double-double of the regular season.

Tyla Parker (Mahwah, N.J.) led the Beacons backrow with 19 digs, and was the top server as she scored six aces.  Berch matched the match-high in aces with six of her own, including two in the final set to help secure the victory.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Doyle notched four block solos and two block assists in the win
  • Marcelle Tiscareno (El Paso, Texas) finished with 10 kills and had a .292 hitting percentage
  • Czapiewska now needs two kills to record her 600th
  • All-time the Beacons are now 8-12 against Brandeis
  • The Beacons have now won seven straight over the Judges, which included a pair of 3-2 victories
  • Saturday's win was the Beacons first over the Judges on their home court since 2016

WHO'S NEXT

The Beacons will host Keene State College on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the quarterfinal round of the 2019 Little East Conference Tournament.