FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 5, 2004

 

2004 Little East Conference
Women’s Volleyball Tournament Score Report

The Murray Center at Rhode Island College

Providence, RI

Friday, November 5, 2004
 
Semi-Final Match #2 (8:30 p.m.)

 

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Final Score

#4 Eastern Connecticut (21-15)

30

28

30

29

17

3

#1 Rhode Island College (17-16)

25

30

26

31

15

2

 

EASTERN CONNECTICUT DOWNS RIC, 3-2;
ADVANCES TO LEC FINALS

Providence, RI—Despite a furious comeback by Rhode Island College, Eastern Connecticut State University held on to win, 3-2, and advance to the Championship Match of the 2004 Little East Conference Women’s Volleyball Tournament. The Warriors will face third-seeded Plymouth State University, which defeated second-seeded Western Connecticut State University, 3-2, in the other semi-final match earlier in the evening, tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. in The Murray Center at RIC.

 

All five games were close, featuring many lead changes. The Warriors took game one, 30-25, and were narrowly defeated in game two, 30-28. ECSU came back in game three, 30-26, before RIC stormed back to win game four, 31-29. The Anchorwomen continued their torrid comeback and were up 6-3 before ECSU Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Jolie Ward called a timeout. The Warriors gained a side out on the next possession and ran off seven straight points to go up 11-6. RIC came back to even the game up 13-13 before the Warriors went on to win, 17-15.

 

Three players on the ECSU roster reached double figures in kills led by senior Jessica Leifert (Winsted, CT) who had 17. Freshman Emma Sousa (Coventry, CT) had 16 kills and senior Amanda Jassen (Winsted, CT) posted 11. Leifert had 17 digs and seven aces to help lead the Warriors to victory. Jassen chipped in with 16 digs, three blocks and a service ace. Freshman Meghan Doyle (Hewlett, NY) posted a team-high 31 assists.

 

Rhode Island College was led by sophomore Kari Geisler (Deerfield, NH) who had a match-high 20 kills. Junior Kristy Nix (East Setauket, NY) had 14 kills, 15 digs and four blocks. Freshman Jeanne Rosa (Milford, CT) had 45 assists and ten digs.

 

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