Williamstown, Mass. - November 15, 2013 - Senior Tessa Smolinski (Hebron, Conn.) pounded 14 kills at a .619 clip and chipped in 12 digs to power the Springfield College women's volleyball team to a three-game sweep of Baruch in the NCAA Division III Championship Regional Quarterfinals on Friday evening. Set scores were 25-18, 25-8, 27-25.

Springfield now advances to the NCAA Championship Regional Semifinals for the fourth-straight season and will play the winner of the Williams/Southern Vermont quarterfinal. The Pride are now 26-5 on the season.

The Pride, which entered the match with the nation's second-best team hitting percentage, hit .424 on the night as Whitney Miller (Cuba, N.Y.) handed out 35 helpers. Smolinski was dominant from the pin with her double-double, while Kelsey McGayhey (Shelter Island, N.Y.) recorded nine kills while hitting .667 in two sets of action.

Both Daniella Crismani (San Francisco, Calif.), and Lauren Holt (Granby, Conn.) added eight kills, and Amy Entel (Berkley, Mass.) led all players with 17 digs.

For Baruch, Rebecca Peralta had a team-best nine kills, while both Michelle Stommes and Sydney Parks had eight kills. Crystle Dela Cruz registered 26 assists and 14 digs for the Bearcats, which hit .143 for the contest.

- See more at: http://www3.spfldcol.edu/homepage/athletics.nsf/Headline/454799C1070CFA5B85257C24007C01EC#sthash.csUz3rzl.dpuf

Williamstown, Mass. - November 15, 2013 - Senior Tessa Smolinski (Hebron, Conn.) pounded 14 kills at a .619 clip and chipped in 12 digs to power the Springfield College women's volleyball team to a three-game sweep of Baruch in the NCAA Division III Championship Regional Quarterfinals on Friday evening. Set scores were 25-18, 25-8, 27-25.

Springfield now advances to the NCAA Championship Regional Semifinals for the fourth-straight season and will play the winner of the Williams/Southern Vermont quarterfinal. The Pride are now 26-5 on the season.

The Pride, which entered the match with the nation's second-best team hitting percentage, hit .424 on the night as Whitney Miller (Cuba, N.Y.) handed out 35 helpers. Smolinski was dominant from the pin with her double-double, while Kelsey McGayhey (Shelter Island, N.Y.) recorded nine kills while hitting .667 in two sets of action.

Both Daniella Crismani (San Francisco, Calif.), and Lauren Holt (Granby, Conn.) added eight kills, and Amy Entel (Berkley, Mass.) led all players with 17 digs.

For Baruch, Rebecca Peralta had a team-best nine kills, while both Michelle Stommes and Sydney Parks had eight kills. Crystle Dela Cruz registered 26 assists and 14 digs for the Bearcats, which hit .143 for the contest.

- See more at: http://www3.spfldcol.edu/homepage/athletics.nsf/Headline/454799C1070CFA5B85257C24007C01EC#sthash.csUz3rzl.dpuf

Williamstown, Mass. - November 15, 2013 - Senior Tessa Smolinski (Hebron, Conn.) pounded 14 kills at a .619 clip and chipped in 12 digs to power the Springfield College women's volleyball team to a three-game sweep of Baruch in the NCAA Division III Championship Regional Quarterfinals on Friday evening. Set scores were 25-18, 25-8, 27-25.

Springfield now advances to the NCAA Championship Regional Semifinals for the fourth-straight season and will play the winner of the Williams/Southern Vermont quarterfinal. The Pride are now 26-5 on the season.

The Pride, which entered the match with the nation's second-best team hitting percentage, hit .424 on the night as Whitney Miller (Cuba, N.Y.) handed out 35 helpers. Smolinski was dominant from the pin with her double-double, while Kelsey McGayhey (Shelter Island, N.Y.) recorded nine kills while hitting .667 in two sets of action.

Both Daniella Crismani (San Francisco, Calif.), and Lauren Holt (Granby, Conn.) added eight kills, and Amy Entel (Berkley, Mass.) led all players with 17 digs.

For Baruch, Rebecca Peralta had a team-best nine kills, while both Michelle Stommes and Sydney Parks had eight kills. Crystle Dela Cruz registered 26 assists and 14 digs for the Bearcats, which hit .143 for the contest.

- See more at: http://www3.spfldcol.edu/homepage/athletics.nsf/Headline/454799C1070CFA5B85257C24007C01EC#sthash.csUz3rzl.dpuf

Williamstown, Mass. - November 15, 2013 - Senior Tessa Smolinski (Hebron, Conn.) pounded 14 kills at a .619 clip and chipped in 12 digs to power the Springfield College women's volleyball team to a three-game sweep of Baruch in the NCAA Division III Championship Regional Quarterfinals on Friday evening. Set scores were 25-18, 25-8, 27-25.

Springfield now advances to the NCAA Championship Regional Semifinals for the fourth-straight season and will play the winner of the Williams/Southern Vermont quarterfinal. The Pride are now 26-5 on the season.

The Pride, which entered the match with the nation's second-best team hitting percentage, hit .424 on the night as Whitney Miller (Cuba, N.Y.) handed out 35 helpers. Smolinski was dominant from the pin with her double-double, while Kelsey McGayhey (Shelter Island, N.Y.) recorded nine kills while hitting .667 in two sets of action.

Both Daniella Crismani (San Francisco, Calif.), and Lauren Holt (Granby, Conn.) added eight kills, and Amy Entel (Berkley, Mass.) led all players with 17 digs.

For Baruch, Rebecca Peralta had a team-best nine kills, while both Michelle Stommes and Sydney Parks had eight kills. Crystle Dela Cruz registered 26 assists and 14 digs for the Bearcats, which hit .143 for the contest.

- See more at: http://www3.spfldcol.edu/homepage/athletics.nsf/Headline/454799C1070CFA5B85257C24007C01EC#sthash.csUz3rzl.dpuf

Williamstown, Mass. - November 15, 2013 - Senior Tessa Smolinski (Hebron, Conn.) pounded 14 kills at a .619 clip and chipped in 12 digs to power the Springfield College women's volleyball team to a three-game sweep of Baruch in the NCAA Division III Championship Regional Quarterfinals on Friday evening. Set scores were 25-18, 25-8, 27-25.

Springfield now advances to the NCAA Championship Regional Semifinals for the fourth-straight season and will play the winner of the Williams/Southern Vermont quarterfinal. The Pride are now 26-5 on the season.

The Pride, which entered the match with the nation's second-best team hitting percentage, hit .424 on the night as Whitney Miller (Cuba, N.Y.) handed out 35 helpers. Smolinski was dominant from the pin with her double-double, while Kelsey McGayhey (Shelter Island, N.Y.) recorded nine kills while hitting .667 in two sets of action.

Both Daniella Crismani (San Francisco, Calif.), and Lauren Holt (Granby, Conn.) added eight kills, and Amy Entel (Berkley, Mass.) led all players with 17 digs.

For Baruch, Rebecca Peralta had a team-best nine kills, while both Michelle Stommes and Sydney Parks had eight kills. Crystle Dela Cruz registered 26 assists and 14 digs for the Bearcats, which hit .143 for the contest.

- See more at: http://www3.spfldcol.edu/homepage/athletics.nsf/Headline/454799C1070CFA5B85257C24007C01EC#sthash.csUz3rzl.dpuf

Williamstown, Mass. - November 15, 2013 - Senior Tessa Smolinski (Hebron, Conn.) pounded 14 kills at a .619 clip and chipped in 12 digs to power the Springfield College women's volleyball team to a three-game sweep of Baruch in the NCAA Division III Championship Regional Quarterfinals on Friday evening. Set scores were 25-18, 25-8, 27-25.

Springfield now advances to the NCAA Championship Regional Semifinals for the fourth-straight season and will play the winner of the Williams/Southern Vermont quarterfinal. The Pride are now 26-5 on the season.

The Pride, which entered the match with the nation's second-best team hitting percentage, hit .424 on the night as Whitney Miller (Cuba, N.Y.) handed out 35 helpers. Smolinski was dominant from the pin with her double-double, while Kelsey McGayhey (Shelter Island, N.Y.) recorded nine kills while hitting .667 in two sets of action.

Both Daniella Crismani (San Francisco, Calif.), and Lauren Holt (Granby, Conn.) added eight kills, and Amy Entel (Berkley, Mass.) led all players with 17 digs.

For Baruch, Rebecca Peralta had a team-best nine kills, while both Michelle Stommes and Sydney Parks had eight kills. Crystle Dela Cruz registered 26 assists and 14 digs for the Bearcats, which hit .143 for the contest.

- See more at: http://www3.spfldcol.edu/homepage/athletics.nsf/Headline/454799C1070CFA5B85257C24007C01EC#sthash.csUz3rzl.dpuf

Williamstown, Mass. - November 15, 2013 - Senior Tessa Smolinski (Hebron, Conn.) pounded 14 kills at a .619 clip and chipped in 12 digs to power the Springfield College women's volleyball team to a three-game sweep of Baruch in the NCAA Division III Championship Regional Quarterfinals on Friday evening. Set scores were 25-18, 25-8, 27-25.

Springfield now advances to the NCAA Championship Regional Semifinals for the fourth-straight season and will play the winner of the Williams/Southern Vermont quarterfinal. The Pride are now 26-5 on the season.

The Pride, which entered the match with the nation's second-best team hitting percentage, hit .424 on the night as Whitney Miller (Cuba, N.Y.) handed out 35 helpers. Smolinski was dominant from the pin with her double-double, while Kelsey McGayhey (Shelter Island, N.Y.) recorded nine kills while hitting .667 in two sets of action.

Both Daniella Crismani (San Francisco, Calif.), and Lauren Holt (Granby, Conn.) added eight kills, and Amy Entel (Berkley, Mass.) led all players with 17 digs.

For Baruch, Rebecca Peralta had a team-best nine kills, while both Michelle Stommes and Sydney Parks had eight kills. Crystle Dela Cruz registered 26 assists and 14 digs for the Bearcats, which hit .143 for the contest.

- See more at: http://www3.spfldcol.edu/homepage/athletics.nsf/Headline/454799C1070CFA5B85257C24007C01EC#sthash.csUz3rzl.dpuf

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Powered by a goal in the first half, fifth-seeded Florida Tech defeated No. 4 seed Valdosta State 1-0 in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Championship on Friday.

“We approached this game differently than the first time we played them this season,” Florida Tech head coach Fidgi Haig said. “We adjusted well right from the start. We needed to maintain the lead and not let them score in the second half.”

The only goal of the match occurred just 11 minutes into the contest for the Panthers (12-5-2). Junior Courtney Hueston scored the goal off an assist from senior Karley O’Brien. It was the third goal of the season for Hueston. Sophomore Julia Kantor made seven saves in the match to record her 10th shutout of the season.

The Blazers (9-5-3) had a chance in the 84th minute to tie the match, but the ball went off the post and Kantor made the save.

“Julia in goal made the save at the end of the match that hit the post and bounced out,” Haig said. “She was great in goal and some key saves”

The Panthers took 14 shots during the match with 10 shots being on goal. The Blazers took 11 shots with seven being on target.

The Panthers advance to the second round to face No. 1 seed and host West Florida at 2 p.m. ET Sunday.

“Overall I am happy with the individual effort,” Haig said. “We made it one step further but we have to take it one step at a time. We have about 40 hours to prepare for West Florida.”