FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 5, 2003

 

 

Rhode Island College Womenís Volleyball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

The 2003 Little East Conference Womenís Volleyball Tournament
First Round Match

 

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2

3

4

 

Final Score

#5 Eastern Connecticut (14-20)

17

24

30

28

 

1

#4 Rhode Island College (14-15)

30

30

28

30

 

3

 

 

Anchorwomen Advance Past

Eastern Connecticut In LEC Tournament

Providence, RIóRhode Island College defeated Eastern Connecticut, 3-1 (30-17, 30-24, 28-30, 30-28), on Nov. 5 in the first round of the Little East Conference Tournament. The Anchorwomen now advance to face Western Connecticut on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 4:30 p.m. The opening round victory was just the second post-season win in the programís history. The victory improves RIC to 14-15 while Eastern Connecticutís season comes to an end with a 14-20 record.

 

The Anchorwomen breezed through game one and held off the Warriors in game two. Eastern Connecticut however stormed back to take game three and appeared to be on its way to a win in game four, up 28-27, before RIC ran off three consecutive points to end the match and win, 3-1.

 

RIC was led offensively by freshman middle hitter Erin Miga (Cranston, RI) who posted a team-high nine kills. Freshman middle hitter Kari Geisler (Derry, NH) had a well-rounded game for the Anchorwomen as she posted five kills, one assist and team-highs with five service aces, 13 digs, and seven blocks. Defensively, freshman setter Kara Sarcione (Londonderry, NH) had 11 digs while, along with 23 assists, while sophomore libero Sara Chamberland (Coventry, RI) added ten digs.

 

Leading the way for Eastern Connecticut was junior outside hitter Jessica Leifert (Winsted, CT) who had a match-high 14 kills and added nine digs. Freshman libero Megan Turner (Clinton, CT) led the Warriors with 23 digs while junior outside hitter Amanda Jassen (Winsted, CT) added ten digs and six assists.

 

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