Bridgeport, Conn. – The top seeded and
host University of Bridgeport women’s volleyball team
defeated the eighth seeded Georgian Court Lions in the
quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II East Regional Volleyball
Championship Thursday night, in straight sets, 25-15, 25-23, 25-18
to advance to the semifinals. With the victory Bridgeport improves
to 22-2 on the season and Georgian Court drops to 20-13.
The Purple Knights played convincingly as the top seed by never trailing in the first and third sets and overcoming an 18-13 deficit to win the second set 25-23, en route to the 3-0 sweep. Bridgeport’s Sarah Rosa (So., Itajuba, Brazil) led the offense with a game-high 14 kills and a .545 attack percentage. Classmate Ying Shen (Nanjing, China) added nine kills (.391 attack percentage) and 13 digs.
Biljana Savic (Jr., Novi Sad, Serbia) had a team high 17 assists and added seven kills while senior setter Fernanda Silva (Brasilia, Brazil) chipped in with 15 assists. UB sophomore libero Martina Santia (Sezze, Italy) finished with a game-high 13 digs.
Tatiana Villariny-Rodriguez (Rio Grande, PR) recorded nine kills and five digs for the Lions. Jaslene Lopez (Coamo, PR) had a game-high 28 assists on the night.
The Purple Knights will play in the second semifinal match on December 6, at 7:30 pm.
Provided by the Bridgeport Sports Information Department.