Beacons Finish Season with 20-12 Record
The University of Massachusetts Boston women’s volleyball team won their first set against the 2011 national runner-ups, and battled to a tie late in the fourth set before losing their NCAA quarterfinal match, 3-1, to Christopher Newport University on Thursday.
"We started out pretty well. The first game we played well. We lost our composure for two games. In the fourth game we started coming back," UMass Boston Head Coach Terry Condon said.
CNU was leading 13-8 in the fourth set when the Beacons swept eight of the next 11 rallies to even the set at 16. But the Captains finished strong to win the decisive set.
Thursday’s game at Hope College in Holland, Mich. marked the second time in the last three seasons the Beacons have taken a set in the national quarterfinal round. Earlier this month, the volleyball team won its fourth straight Little East Conference Championship.
UMass Boston finishes the season with a 20-12 record. CNU (40-2) moves onto the Final Four.
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