Golden Bears top Gulls in ECAC quarterfinals

Golden Bears top Gulls in ECAC quarterfinals
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Fourth-seeded Western New England College posted a 3-1 victory over fifth-seeded Endicott in a quarterfinal round match of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Women's Volleyball Championship Wednesday evening. The Gulls wrap up their 2009 season at 19-17.

The game scores were 25-16, 20-25, 25-13, and 25-10.

The Golden Bears (27-9) will meet top-seeded Plymouth State (31-5) (a 3-0 winner over eighth-seeded Emmanuel) in a semifinal match at noon on Saturday in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

Senior outside hitter Rachel Cervone (West Springfield, Mass.) led the hosts with 16 kills while junior libero Marci Egbert (Wayne, N.J.) recorded 17 digs with two service aces.

Junior setter Katharina Boes (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) chipped-in with 38 assists.

WNEC avenged an earlier 3-2 loss to Endicott on September 19 in their regular season meeting as members of The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC).

Senior outside hitter \#Steph Wiese\# (Higganum, Conn.) played well in her final match for Endicott compiling nine kills with 12 digs and a service ace while sophomore right side hitter \#Elyse Barbour\# (Greenville, R.I.) contributed nine kills and three blocks (one solo). Junior setter \#Ally Murphy\# (Guilford, NH) added 19 assists in the setback.

                   Release courtesy of Western New England College Sports Information