FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 13, 2016

 

WHITE NOTCHES 2,000TH CAREER ASSIST IN, 3-0,
WIN OVER WORCESTER STATE

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College junior setter Abigayl White (Coventry, RI) notched her 2,000th career assist as the women’s volleyball team defeated Worcester State, 3-0, at The Murray Center on Thursday night.

 

 White came into tonight’s action needing 13 assists to reach the 2,000 assist plateau and surpassed the mark with 15 helpers in a 25-23 first set win for the hosts. The Anchorwomen (8-9) then won the next two sets, 25-19, and 25-16 over the Lancers (9-13).

 

 

 Head Coach Leo Bush and Junior Abigayl White

 

Rhode Island College had three players record double-digit kill efforts, led by sophomore outside hitter Jillian Ward’s (Coventry, RI) 11 winners. Ward also paced the hosts with 11 digs. Junior middle blocker Sierra Smith (Longmont, CO) hit .588 (10-0-17) with 10 kills and also contributed four blocks. Junior outside hitter Courtney Lambrese (Cranston, RI) registered 10 kills and five digs. White raised her career assist mark to 2,028 with 41 helpers. Sophomore defensive specialist Marisa Brynes (Warwick, RI) posted 10 digs.

 

Worcester State sophomore outside hitters Caleigh Davis (Acushnet, MA) and Emily Carens (Northborough, MA) led the visitors with eight and seven kills, respectively. Sophomore setter Alexandra Nolan (Melrose, MA) handed out 24 assists and classmate Lauren Murphy (Taunton, MA) registered 12 digs.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play a tri-match at Trinity, along with WPI, on Saturday, Oct. 15 (1 p.m.).

 

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