Worcester, MA --- The WPI volleyball team topped host Regis 20-25, 32-30, 25-12, 25-13 and fell to Rivier 25-15, 25-19, 25-17 as the squad split a pair of matches on the final day of the Regis College Pride Invitational on Saturday. Freshman Cassandra Tomerlin (La Quinta, CA) averaged 9.5 kills and 9.5 digs over four matches, including a pair of double-doubles, as she collected all-tournament team honors.
NEWMAC foe MIT posted a 4-0 record to win the tournament as both Rivier and WPI finished with a 3-1 ledger at the conclusion of the two-day event.
The Engineers rallied past Regis after dropping the opening set for a 3-1 (20-25, 32-30, 25-12, 25-13) win over the host Pride. Tomerlin led the WPI with 14 kills, 15 digs, and five service aces, while Kenzie Whalen (Hollis, NH) joined her in double-digit kills with 10. Maddy Werth (Bedford, MA) chipped in eight kills of her own, while Brianna Parent (Epping, N.H.) posted 12 digs in the victory. Caroline Meyer (Easton, MA) led WPI with a game-high 36 assists and added six digs.
For the Pride, Sara Casullo (Little Falls, NY) and Jackie Silver (West Hills, CA) paced the Pride attack with nine kills apiece, while Sam Bliss (Framingham, MA) and Kristina del Rey (Miami, Fla.) chipped in seven kills each. Sara Gold (North Hollywood, CA) led Regis with 16 digs on the day, with de Rey adding eight of her own in the setback. Marilia Ramos (Chimbote, Peru) handed out 32 assists, while Erin Picard (Bellingham, MA) picked up her first two collegiate assists on the day.
Rivier used set scores of 25-15, 25-19, and 25-17 to sweep the Crimson and Gray in game two of the day. Nicole Peacock (Warwick, RI) led the Raiders attack with 13 kills, while Lauren Silverman (Chelmsford, MA) added nine of her own in the win. Molly McCormack (Ballston Lake, NY) and Nicole Boucher (Windham, NH) posted five kills apiece and McCormack also added eight digs. Jessica Amaral (East Providence, RI) led the Raiders defense with 14 digs and Emily O'Reilly (San Francisco, CA) had 26 assists to go with three block assists.
The Engineers were led by four kills apiece from Werth, Whalen, and Adrienne Weishaar (Chester, NH). Sarah Cook (New Paltz, NY) and Tomerlin led the WPI defense with five digs each, while Werth and Parent each added four digs. The Engineers had 10 service aces in the match, led by Tomerlin's three. Meyer dished out 10 assists in the setback.
WPI hits the road for a 7pm match at Lesley on Thursday.
Release Courtesy Regis Sports Information