October 27, 2012

Volleyball Falls to Springfield; Will be 4th Seed in NEWMAC Touney

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – Senior Keriann Mason led Coast Guard with 11 kills but it was not enough as the Bears dropped its regular season finale to Springfield College, 3-0. With the loss, Coast Guard drops to 17-13 on the year and 6-3 in conference play and will be the fourth-seed in the NEWMAC Tournament. Springfield, winners of seven of their last eight games, improved to 26-6 on the year and 7-2 in NEWMAC play and secured the two-seed in next weeks tournament.

In the early goings of the first set, Coast Guard trailed by just one with the score at 4-5. The Pride then went on a 6-0 run behind the serve of junior Tessa Smolinski, pushing their lead to six en route to a 25-18 first set win.

The second set was all Springfield as they jumped out to a quick 11-1 lead. The Pride would keep a commanding lead the entire set, not allowing the Bears to closer than within eight points, winning the set 25-11.

In the third set, with the score tied at 9-9, Springfield went on to score seven of the next nine points giving them a 16-11 advantage en route to a 25-17 set and match win.

Junior Kelsey DePorto had nine kills for the Bears while classmate Samantha Marmolejo led the team with 13 digs. Sophomore Leigh Anne Brazier had a match high four blocks for Coast Guard.

Freshman Daniella Crismani had ten kills to go with her 13 digs while Smolinski added 13 kills of her own. Sophomore Whitney Miller had a match high 38 assists while classmate Amy Entel had a match high 14 digs.

Coast Guard will be the fourth-seed in the NEWMAC Tournament and will play host to fifth-seed WPI on Tuesday, October 30th at 7:00p. Coast Guard beat the Engineers 3-1 at home in their only meeting of the season.

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