The Central Connecticut volleyball team capped the regular season with a 3-2 win at Robert Morris on Saturday in Northeast Conference action. With the win, Central finishes the regular season with an 18-7 overall record and 11-3 in league play.
The Blue Devils finished in a three-way tie atop the conference standings, but will be seeded third for the Northeast Conference Tournament by virtue of tie-breakers. The tournament will be held at LIU Brooklyn on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-18. CCSU will face Bryant in the semifinals.
Central won the match, taking sets with the scores of 25-19, 30-32, 26-28, 25-20 and 15-7. It was the fifth straight win for CCSU and 10th in the last 11 matches.
Central led wire-to-wire in the opening set, but RMU came back to win the next two frames. In the second set, CCSU shook off an early five-point deficit to draw even at 15-15 before dropping the set.
The Colonials would take the third set to take a lead in the match, but CCSU was able to extend the contest. The Blue Devils scored five straight early in the frame to take a lead it would not surrender as they would send the match to a decisive game.
Central raced out to a 7-0 lead in the fifth set and took control never allowing the Colonials closer than five points throughout the set.
Third-seeded CCSU will face second-seeded Bryant in the semifinals of the NEC Championship Tournament, which will be hosted by LIU Brooklyn.