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The University of Massachusetts Boston women’s volleyball team claimed the NCAA Division III New England Regional title over the weekend and will now head off to Michigan for the first round of the NCAA National Tournament.
The Beacons clenched the title, their third in four years, Sunday against Williams College, with a 3-1 record in the regional tournament, according to the university.
"I think we do focus a lot on defense as a team and we focus on never giving up. We're all willing to go to the floor and dive in order to get the ball up and work for each other. If one person gets it up, we're going to make an effort to get it over, so I think it's a big team effort that we're all working collectively because we have the same goal to get the ball up and over," Elizabeth Glavan, a freshman who was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, said in a statement.
The girls will now travel to Hope College in Holland, MI, to face-off against Calvin College Thursday.
The school, however, made sure to send its athletes off in style, with a rally at the Clark Gymnasium Tuesday morning.