Volleyball Team Falls Short in NCAA Tourney; Krista Ledin First Academic All-American
The University of Massachusetts Boston’s volleyball team (24-16) nearly pulled off an upset in the NCAA national tournament on Thursday, but fell short of its goal to best the top Division III team, Calvin College, and advance.
After winning the first set 23-25 and losing the second set 13-25, the Beacons bounced back to win the third set 26-24. Unfortunately for the Beacons, the Knights took the deciding set 25-18.
UMass Boston senior Corrine Porter of Huntington Beach, California, led the Beacons with 11 kills, 14 digs, and 4 service aces.
Junior forward Krista Ledin has been named the first Academic All-American in UMass Boston history. The Bridgewater native, who is second in the nation in both goals (1.60) and points (3.45) per game, earned a spot on the 2013 Capital One Academic All-American Division III Women's Soccer Second Team last week.
Junior Carl Joseph led the Beacons (1-1) in their 77-68 win over Newbury College on Saturday with 26 points and 10 rebounds. For his efforts, he was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week. The team travels to Suffolk University tonight for a non-conference game.
The Beacons (2-1) start the season with a winning record, which includes an 84-80 overtime win over Albertus Magnus College in the Wesleyan University Courtyard Marriot Invitational on Saturday. Sophomore Olivia Murphy of Canton had 16 points and 16 rebounds in the win. The Beacons also beat Simmons College this week 71-37. The team travels to Fitchburg State University tonight for a non-conference game,
The Beacons (1-5-1) hope to get back into the winning column tonight when they host Bowdoin College. The Beacons dropped games to Salve Regina University and Holy Cross this week. Sophomore Samantha Fallon of Pembroke scored her third goal of the season in the loss to Salve Regina.
The Beacons (2-2-2) picked up ties in both their matchups this week. Sophomore Kit Sitterley of Mooresville, North Carolina now has two goals on the year. UMass Boston looks to defend their title in the Manchester PAL/Stovepipe Tournament this weekend.
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