Suffolk drops non-conference match to Rhode Island

 

Suffolk lost its second straight match, this time to Rhode Island College, 3-0, at home Tuesday night. The win gave Rhode Island an 18-12 record, while Suffolk dropped to 7-14.

 

Rhode Island won the first game, 30-22. Rhode Island took a 9-7 lead on two Sherri Heard kills and two Kristy Nix kills. Already leading 14-12, RI went on a 6-1 run to make it 20-14. Rhode Island ended it from there outscoring Suffolk 10-8.

 

Rhode Island took game two, 30-21. RI grabbed an early 8-4 lead on four kills by Miga. With RI leading 12-10, Suffolk went on an 8-1 run highlighted by three Kristen Conrad (Hanover, MA) points. Suffolk went out to a 16-13 lead. With the Rams leading 17-15, RI open up the scoring with an 11-1 run to make it 24-17. Miga added another four points during the run. Rhode Islandís Heard and Mikaela Smith combined on a point to end the game.

 

Rhode Island won the third and final game, 30-24. RI went ahead 10-6 on kills by Heard and Brooke Bryant. Suffolk then went on a 6-0 run to take a 12-10 lead. Suffolk held a 15-13 lead until RI went on a 6-0 run of their own to take a 19-15 lead on two more Miga points. The Rams answered the run with a 5-0 run on two Conrad kills to take a 20-19 lead. Later, with Suffolk down 25-24, Rhode Island went on a match ending 5-0 run to earn the victory.

 

By Philip Camara
Suffolk Sports Information Intern