Holyoke, MA (October 27, 2019) - The Northern Essex Community College women's volleyball team triumphed over Quinsigamond Community College in the Region XXI Semi-Finals earning a 3-0 victory to advance to the Tournament Finals against Massasoit Community College where they fell by a 3-1 final. The Knights picked up a second set win by a score of 26-24, while Massoit won the first, third and fourth sets by scores of 25-20. 25-11 and 25-20 respectively.
In the championship match, Sarah Shattuck (Andover) led the Knights offensive attack with 16 kills, she also served up four aces. On the defensive side of the net she also had 11 digs.
Crislauris Cruz (Greater Lawrence) had a total of 12 assists working alongside Tiary Gonzales (Haverhill/Invivienda) who added 8 assists as part of the teams 31 kill match.
Brooke Naatz (North Andover) also contributed a strong offensive game with 10 kills.
In the semi-final match NECC swept past Quinsigamond with set scores of 25-20, 25-21 and 25-19.
Shattuck led the offense attack again as she piled up 22 kills to go along with three service aces.
Cruz and Gonzalez added 11 and seven assists respectivly. Naatz and Christine Ortega (Haverhill, MA) added seven and four kills each in the match.
Northern Essex Community College competes as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and sponsors 12 varsity intercollegiate sports including baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, softball, women's volleyball, men's and women's cross country, men's soccer, Esports and men's and women's track and field. For more information on Northern Essex Community College Athletics please visit the official website of Northern Essex Athletics (www.neccknights.com).