FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 29, 2004

 

Rhode Island College Womenís Volleyball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

Final Score

Western Connecticut (7-11, 3-1)

30

30

30

29

8

2

Rhode Island College (6-11, 3-1)

26

22

32

31

15

3

 

RICíS MIRACLE COMEBACK ENDS COLONIALS STREAK

Providence, RIóRhode Island College came back from being down two games to none and proceeded win the next three to defeat Western Connecticut State University, 3-2, in collegiate womenís volleyball action. With the win, which is one of the biggest upsets in recent Little East Conference history, RIC snapped the Colonialsí 49-match winning streak in regular season and LEC Tournament play. WCSU had not lost to a conference opponent since the 1998 season.

 

The Colonials looked like they were well on their way to their 50th win in a row, taking game one, 30-26, and game two, 30-22. RIC was down match point in the third game, but came back to win, 32-30. RIC held off WCSU, 31-29, in game four and took the decisive game five, 15-8.

 

RIC sophomore Kari Geisler (Deerfield, NH) led the way with 26 kills and 11 digs. Junior Kristy Nix (East Setauket, NY) had 12 kills and sophomore Erin Miga (Cranston, RI) had ten kills. Freshman Amy Souza (Tiverton, RI) had 54 assists. Junior libero Stephanie Wojciechowski (North Kingstown, RI) had 18 digs and four service aces.

 

The Colonials had four players register ten or more kills, led by freshman Tiffany Phoenix (Cresskill, NJ) who had 19. Senior Tricia Lawler (Hooksett, NH) had 15 kills and 11 digs.

 

RIC improves to 6-11 overall and 3-1 in the Little East, while the loss drops the Colonials to 7-11 overall and 3-1 in the LEC.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will host its annual invitational on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-2.

 

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