BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- For the first time since 2006, second-seeded LIU Post won an NCAA tournament match, beating No. 7 seed Franklin Pierce 3-0 on Thursday in an East Region quarterfinal contest at Harvey Hubbell Gymnasium.
The victory advances the Pioneers (23-9) to Friday's East semifinal versus third-seeded NYIT. The meeting will be the fourth of the 2013 campaign between the two squads. LIU Post won the two regular-season tilts by 3-0 counts, but fell to the Bears in the East Coast Conference championship in five sets.
McCool and Cricchi finished with 12 kills each. Cricchi also hit at a team-leading .312 clip. Adams amassed 10 kills, off a .304 attack percentage, six digs and four blocks. Hansen and Namahoe both recorded four kills. Namahoe collected 19 digs as well. Junior setter Lulu Centro picked up a double-double (35 assists, 12 digs).