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No. 1 UMass Boston and No. 2 Keene State to Meet in Women’s Volleyball Final for Sixth Time in Nine Years

No. 1 UMass Boston and No. 2 Keene State to Meet in Women’s Volleyball Final for Sixth Time in Nine Years

No. 1 UMASS BOSTON 3, No. 4 PLYMOUTH STATE 1 | Box Score

The top-seeded Beacons (14-15) and fourth-seeded Panthers (19-11) traded wins in the first two games before host UMass Boston took the final two games by scores of 25-20 and 25-17.

The Beacons were led by junior Eileen Shi (San Francisco, Calif.), who recorded a double-double with a match-high 20 kills and 12 digs while hitting .359 for the match. Sophomore Sarah Doyle (Glendale, Calif.) added 10 kills for UMass Boston, while senior Macayla Chianco (Clearwater, Fla.) notched a match-high 30 digs. Junior Rachel Maslach (Berlin Center, Ohio) and freshman Carsen Komminsk (Westerville, Ohio) has 17 assists each.

Senior Claire Sporer (Medford, Ore.) led Plymouth State's offense with nine kills to go with 12 digs, while freshman Francie Shafer (Frederick, Colo.) second on the team with eight kills. Senior Megan Bailey (Canterbury, N.H.) had a double-double with 25 assists and 10 digs, while senior Brenna Peruch (Cave Creek, Ariz.) led the team with 20 digs.

No. 2 KEENE STATE 3, No. 3 EASTERN CONNECTICUT 0 | Box Score

Second-seeded Keene State (24-5) rolled to a 25-16 win over third-seeded Eastern Connecticut (18-9) in the opening game before gutting out a 25-23 win in game two and a 29-27 win in the third and final game.

Senior Rachel Lamica (Malone, N.Y.) hit .314 with a match-high 13 kills on 35 attempts while totaling nine digs and five blocks, while sophomore Kelly Hunt's (Milford, Conn.) seven kills were second-best for the Owls. Freshman Bailey Wilson (Moorpark, Calif.) handed out a match-high 27 assists, while junior Riley Bunker (Simi Valley, Calif.) had 17 digs.

Senior Carly Balskus (Hebron, Conn.) led the Warriors with 13 kills, while junior Jackie Orlowski (Woodstock, Conn.) was second on the team with nine kills. Senior Michelle Valliere (Lebanon, Conn.) had a match-high 20 digs.