The Central Connecticut volleyball team needed two wins this
weekend in a pair of matches vs. Long Island and Quinnipiac to earn
the fourth seed in next week's Northeast Conference tournament. On
Saturday they topped Long Island. On Sunday they needed just four
sets to top Quinnipiac and earn the trip to the NEC Tournament next
weekend. The Blue Devils are now 11-17 overall and 8-8 in NEC
The Blue Devils won the first two sets by identical 25-14 scores, before dropping the third set of the match 25-22. They rebounded and clinched the tournament berth with a 25-20 fourth set to earn their second victory of the weekend. Central won five of its final eight matches of the season to qualify for the tournament.
This is the eighth consecutive season that the Blue Devils have advanced to the NEC Tournament.
Junior Sara DeLacey posted 18 kills in only 25 attempts in the match, hitting .600 while making only three errors in the entire match. Sophomore Blaike King added 14 kills to help lead the offensive attack.
Senior Amanda Bayer had 37 assists in the four set match, she added a team-best 18 digs. King added 17 digs to lead the defense, while DeLacey had four block solos in the match.
Central advances to the NEC Tournament and will play top-seed Sacred Heart in the semifinal round on Saturday at Sacred Heart. The Blue Devils lost twice to the Pioneers this season, but on Wednesday night dropped a five-setter at home, losing the fifth set 15-13.
2010 NEC Volleyball Tournament Championship Information
November 14, 2010 Volleyball Clinches NEC Tournament Berth With Four Set Win at Quinnipiac
November 13, 2010 Volleyball Tops Long Island 3-2 on Senior Day on Saturday
November 10, 2010 Volleyball Falls to Sacred Heart in Five Sets
November 6, 2010 Volleyball Defeats Fairleigh Dickinson 3-2
November 5, 2010 Volleyball Falls to St. Francis (NY)
October 31, 2010 Blue Devil Volleyball Drops St. Francis in Five Sets
October 30, 2010 Volleyball Falls to Robert Morris in Five Sets
October 27, 2010 Women's Volleyball Wins Second Straight, 3-1, on the Road at Bryant
October 23, 2010 Volleyball Downs Quinnipiac 3-0
October 16, 2010 Volleyball Drops 3-0 Decision at Long Island on Saturday Afternoon
October 6, 2010 2010 CCSU Volleyball Media Guide
October 3, 2010 Robert Morris Hands Volleyball 3-1 Loss on Sunday in Pittsburgh
September 26, 2010 Volleyball Falls to Fairleigh Dickinson 3-1
September 25, 2010 Volleyball Defeats Bryant in Three Sets
September 22, 2010 Volleyball Drops Three Set Match on the Road at Holy Cross
September 18, 2010 Volleyball Drops a Pair vs. Rhode Island and Brown at Brown Invitational
September 17, 2010 Volleyball Drops Match Against Boston College on Friday at Brown
September 15, 2010 Blue Devils Drop 3-1 Decision at Hartford on Wednesday Night in Volleyball
September 11, 2010 Volleyball Splits on Final Day at Columbia Tournament
September 10, 2010 Volleyball Drops Match to Iona at Columbia Tournament
September 4, 2010 Volleyball Drops Finale at Buffalo Tournament to Host Bulls, 3-0
September 3, 2010 Volleyball Opens Season With a Split on Friday at Buffalo Tournament