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October 10, 2017

 

ANCHORWOMEN PICK UP FIRST LEAGUE WIN

Providence, R.I.—Senior outside hitter Courtney Lambrese (Cranston, RI) hit .333 (15-4-45) with 15 kills and a pair of service aces to lead the Rhode Island College women’s volleyball team past Western Connecticut, 3-0 (26-24, 25-13, 25-19), in Little East Conference action played at The Murray Center on Tuesday evening.

 

THE BASICS
Rhode Island College 3, Western Connecticut 0
Rhode Island College (11-9, 1-3 LEC)
Western Connecticut (4-17, 1-3 LEC)

 

 

 Senior outside hitter Courtney Lambrese

 

HOW IT HAPPENED
• The Anchorwomen edged the Colonials, 26-24, in the first set, paced by Lambrese’s five kills. Junior outside hitter Jillian Ward (Coventry, RI) picked up eight digs and contributed two kills in the win. WCSU junior outside hitter Kamari King (East Hartford, CT) led the way for the visitors with four kills, while freshman libero Skylar Kellam (Fishkill, NY) registered seven digs.

• RIC dominated the second set, cruising to a 12-point, 25-13, victory. Lambrese knocked down eight winners, while only making one error, in the frame. Freshman libero Samantha Borges (Swansea, MA) led the hosts with seven digs. King led Western with four kills.

• The Anchorwomen completed the sweep by holding off a late run by the visitors to win, 25-19, in the decisive set. Ward had three kills and five digs.

 

BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC hit .128 (32-18-109) in the match, while WCSU hit .061 (32-25-114)

• Each squad notched 44 digs, while the hosts held a slight edge, 5-4, in service aces. RIC dominated the net in blocks, 10-3. 

• The win was the first victory for RIC over Western Connecticut since downing the Colonials, 3-2, on Sept. 29, 2004. The win snapped a 13-match losing streak to WCSU.

 

WHO'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Anna Maria on Thursday, Oct. 12 (6 p.m.).

 

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