September 1, 2006

 

Tomorrow’s Matches Begin at 10 AM

 

SPRINGFIELD INVITATIONAL

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL:

SC SWEEPS PAIR OVER SUFFOLK, RIC;

UNE, RWU ALSO UNBEATEN AT 1-0

 

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (September 1, 2006) – The Springfield College women’s volleyball team opened its 2006 season with a pair of victories on the first day of competition in its own SC Invitational.

 

A total of 10 matches have been and will be played as five teams are scheduled to complete a round-robin schedule over a two-day period (Sept. 1-2). The five teams include host Springfield, the University of New England, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, and Suffolk University.

 

In first-round competition on Friday evening (5 PM starts), Springfield defeated Suffolk, 3-0. Game scores were 30-17, 30-15, 30-12. At the same time, Roger Williams defeated RIC, 3-1. Game scores were 30-28, 24-30, 30-25, 30-19. Springfield was led by senior middle blocker MaryKathryn O’Neil (Liverpool, N.Y.) and senior outside hitter Nicole Curtin (Beacon, N.Y.) with 16 and 13 kills, respectively. Senior libero Leah Hettrick (Meriden, Conn.), an AVCA honorable mention All-American a year ago, recorded 10 digs for the Pride.

    

In second-round competition on Friday (approx. 7:45 PM starts), Springfield defeated RIC, 30-16, 30-20, 30-15.

 

At the same time, UNE went 1-0 on the evening as it defeated Suffolk, 30-15,

30-14, 30-14.

 

Tomorrow at 10 am, SC will meet UNE, while RWU meets Suffolk. At 12 noon, RIC takes on Suffolk, while RWU takes on UNE. Then at 3 pm, Springfield will face RWU, while RIC will face UNE.

 

Day 1 Scores  (Sept. 1)

 

1)      Springfield def. Suffolk, 3-0 – 30-17, 30-15, 30-12

2)      RWU def. RIC, 3-1 – 30-28, 24-30, 30-25, 30-19

3)      Springfield def. RIC, 3-0 – 30-16, 30-20, 30-15

4)      UNE def. Suffolk, 3-0 – 30-15, 30-14, 30-14

 

Records:  Springfield                   2-0

                 Univ. of New England 1-0

                 Roger Williams Univ.  1-0

                 Rhode Island College  0-2

                 Suffolk University        0-2