September 17, 2009






Worcester, MA—Freshman outside hitter Breanna Boyer (West Greenwich, RI) racked up 19 kills and 13 digs, but it wasn't enough to help the Rhode Island College women's volleyball team overcome an early two-set disadvantage in a 3-2 loss to WPI.




The Anchorwomen (7-6), who were swept, 3-0, by WPI (11-1) 11 days ago at the Regis Invitational, fell behind with 25-10 and 25-23 losses in the first two sets. RIC battled back with a two-point, 28-26, win in the third stanza and a 25-21 victory in the fourth frame. The Engineers regained their composure and held off the visitors, 15-6, in the deciding set.






Freshman outside hitter Breanna Boyer




Junior opposite April Oberhelman (Woonsocket, RI) helped lead the comeback with nine kills and a team-best 27 digs. Freshman setter Jessica Ho (Providence, RI) was credited with 26 assists and 13 digs, while freshman libero Courtney McKiernan (Scituate, RI) equaled Ho's dig total.



 Sophomore Joan Porambo (Jim Thorpe, PA) led all players with 29 digs to help the hosts. Freshmen Belinda Nwagbara (Santa Rosa, CA) and Bailey Sarber (Westerly, RI) both amassed eight kills.  Senior Becca Holmberg (Madison, CT) collected 25 digs, while Sarber added 15 and classmate Lauren D’Angelo (Barrington, RI) chipped in with 14.


 Alex Rangel (Weston, FL) dished out 23 assists and totaled 13 digs for WPI.  The Engineers had a strong night at the net, registering 10 total team blocks.  Kerrin Beovich (Seaford, NY) led the block parade with two solos and three block assists. 


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will open the Little East Conference schedule at home against Eastern Connecticut and Plymouth State on Saturday, Sept. 19.