Top-Seeded Women’s Volleyball Squares Off Against No. 4 New England College in NECC Semifinals Friday

QUINCY, Mass.- The top-seeded Eastern Nazarene College women's volleyball team hosts fourth-seeded New England College in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Tournament semifinals Friday evening.


BASICS:

Date: 11/02/18

Location: Lahue Physical Education Center | Quincy, Mass.

Time: 7:00 pm

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HOW THEY GOT HERE:

Eastern Nazarene finished the regular season with an 18-6 overall record and captured a share of the NECC regular-season title with an 8-1 mark. The Pilgrims boast a 14-17 record on the year and posted a 7-2 record in conference play this season. In the quarterfinal round, Eastern Nazarene blanked Mitchell 3-0 while New England College edged Becker 3-2.

 

POSTSEASON HISTORY:

Eastern Nazarene is making its first-ever trip to the NECC Tournament after joining the conference this year. The Lions' previous postseason appearance came in 2013 with a trip to the Commonwealth Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals.

 

LIONS VS. PILGRIMS:

In the first-ever meeting between the two squads earlier this season, Eastern Nazarene dropped a 3-2 decision to New England College to suffer its first league loss of the fall.

 

ALL-CONFERENCE RECOGNITION:

Eastern Nazarene landed a pair on the All-New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) first team. Ruth Aguilar (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) was named the NECC Rookie of the Year while Courtney McCarthy (Merrimack, N.H.) joined her on the all-conference first team. Sophomore Samantha Caldwell (Quincy, Mass.) was selected to the NECC Del Malloy Sportsmanship Team.