FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 20, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Women’s Volleyball Score Report

Providence, RI

TEAMS

1

2

3

 

 

Final Score

Keene State (19-10, 6-0)

30

30

30

 

 

3

Rhode Island College (15-13, 2-2)

28

24

16

 

 

0

 

KEENE STATE CAPTURES LEC REGULAR SEASON TITLE IN SWEEP OF RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE
Garcia’s 11 Kills Not Enough as RIC Falls to 2-2 in the LEC

Providence, RI—Keene State College captured the 2007 Little East Conference Women’s Volleyball Regular Season Championship in a 3-0 win over Rhode Island College Saturday morning at The Murray Center. The Owls improve their record to 19-10 overall and keep their league record unblemished with a perfect 6-0 mark. KSC will receive a bye in the upcoming LEC Tournament and host the semifinals and finals on Nov. 2-3.

 

The Anchorwomen see their record to fall to 15-13 overall and 2-2 in LEC action.

 

Rhode Island College jumped out to a 9-2 lead in game one, before Keene State climbed back into the frame and held off the Anchorwomen at the end, 30-28. The Owls won game two, 30-24, before decisively taking the match in a game three, 30-16, win.

 

Keene State sophomore Carly Newton (Centerville, MA) and junior Brittany O’Bryant (Merrimack, NH) led the team with 14 and 10 kills, respectively, from the middle blocker position. Sophomore setter Jordan Pokryfki (Wasilla, AK) posted a match-high 32 assists, while senior outside hitter Kelly Yankowski (Turners Falls, MA) logged a match-high 24 digs.

 

Rhode Island College senior middle blocker Kimiyo Garcia (Riverside, RI) led the Anchorwomen with 11 kills and eight digs. Freshman setter Nicole Enos (Coventry, RI) logged 15 assists and six digs.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Connecticut College on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. It will be Senior Night as Garcia, along with hitter Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI), and setters Amy Souza (Tiverton, RI) and Jeanne Rosa (Milford, CT), will be honored with their families prior to the start of the match. Keene State will take part in the Bridgewater State Invitational on Friday, Oct. 26.

 

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