FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 30, 2007

 

2007 Little East Conference Women’s Volleyball Tournament
Quarterfinal Round Match

Providence, RI

TEAMS

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2

3

4

5

Final Score

#5 Eastern Connecticut (9-26)

30

27

32

28

15

3

#4 Rhode Island College (15-17)

20

30

30

30

10

2

 

WARRIORS OUTLAST ANCHORWOMEN, 3-2
Eastern Connecticut Advances to Semifinals

Providence, RI—Fifth-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University downed fourth-seeded Rhode Island College, 3-2, in quarterfinal action of the 2007 Little East Conference Women’s Volleyball Tournament at The Murray Center on Tuesday evening. The Warriors advance to face top-seeded Keene State in semifinal action on Friday, Nov. 2.

 

Both teams were struggling coming into the match, with the Anchorwomen riding a six-match losing streak and the Warriors earning just two wins over their last 15 contests.

 

ECSU opened the match with a decisive, 30-20, win in game one. The Anchorwomen rebounded to take game two, 30-27, and despite serving with game point in game three, fell, 32-30. Rhode Island College bounced back to force a fifth and deciding contest with a 30-28 victory in game four. The Warriors jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back in the final frame, winning, 15-10.

 

Sophomore outside hitter Ashley Tuggle (South Windsor, CT) led Eastern Connecticut with a team-high 15 kills. Junior middle blocker Alex Silvestros (North Branford, CT) and junior outside hitter Sandra Jaques (Milford, CT) chipped in with 11 kills apiece, while sophomore outside hitter Lindsey Odell (Dover Plains, NY) rounded out the Warrior contingent in double digits with 10 winners.

 

Senior setter Priscilla Dougherty (Island Park, NY) handed out a match-high 44 assists, while sophomore libero Lauren Odell (Dover Plains, NY) and Jaques recorded 22 digs apiece.

 

Rhode Island College senior middle blocker Kimiyo Garcia (Riverside, RI) led all players with 28 kills, while senior outside hitter Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI) contributed 18 winners. Garcia also logged 19 digs, eight blocks and four service aces to pace the Anchorwomen attack

 

Rhode Island College sees its season come to an end with a 15-17 record, while the Warriors raise their mark to 9-26.

 

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