NASHUA, N.H. – Rookie Courtney Warrington (Canton, Tex.) notched a a match-high 11 kills and added 17 digs and three service aces while sophomore Madeline Roulier (Pittsfield, Mass.) added eight kills, 14 digs and three aces in guiding fourth-seeded Daniel Webster past fifth-seeded Becker, 3-0 in a New England Collegiate Conference tournament quarterfinal Tuesday night at Mario Vagge Gymnasium.
Season Comes To An End For Volleyballl With Playoff Loss To Eagles
Nov 04, 2014
The Eagles (7-15) advanced to the final four of the tournament for the seventh straight season - a program record – and will face top seed, regular season champion, and final four host Regis (22-8) on Friday beginning at 5:00 p.m. in a semifinal matchup.
Third-seeded Newbury will face second-seeded Lesley in the night's second semifinal. Winners will meet for the title on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with a NCAA tournament berth on the line.
DWC, which fell to Regis 3-0 during the regular season, will be seeking its first championship game appearance since 2010 and first title since 2009.
Becker, making its first postseason appearance since 2009, finished its campaign 7-21 overall.
Both Amanda Gendron (Mont Vernon, Conn.) and Sharline Polycarpe (Dorchester, Mass.) helped the Eagle cause with seven kills apiece while setter Nicole Beard (Shelton, Conn.) finished with 29 assists, 18 digs and a career-best six aces.
Maggie Belli (Miami, Fla.), who became the program's all-time leader in digs during DWC's 3-2 victory at Becker this past Saturday, picked up 16 more to move to 1,078 in her career, while Sara Durocher (Keene, N.H.) pulled in 13 digs.
Amber Wilson (Burlington, Mass.) and Brooke Marcotte (Nashua) chipped in with three kills each for the winners.
Marissa Turner (Coventry, R.I.) led the Hawks with four kills, nine digs and three solo blocks while Kristi Hadzewycz (Daytona Beach, Fla.) added four kills. Samantha Lee (Prospect, Conn.) handed out eight assists, and Chase Peterson (Redding, Conn.) pulled in 18 digs.
DWC hit .121 as a squad and overwhelmed the Hawks (.039) in total kills by an almost three-to-one margin (44-16) and racked up 14 aces while limiting Becker to none. DWC added important edges in assists (40-14) and digs (91-80).
Gendron led the hosts with four kills in the opening set and Polycarpe registered three while Samantha Caouette (Montague, Mass.) countered with three for Becker. DWC took control in the second hitting .111 while Becker struggled (-.027) and Warrington erupted for five kills while Roulier picked up four.
The Eagles hit their best for the night (.240) in the third and never trailed, Warrington racked up five more kills with Marcotte knocking down three.
Turner picked up two solo blocks in the final set for the visitors.