October 1, 2009






Providence, RIóRhode Island College swept Salem State, 3-0, for the third time this season as the Anchorwomen raised their record to 10-9 in collegiate womenís volleyball action from The Murray Center on Thursday night.






 Freshman outside hitter Breanna Boyer




RIC, which defeated the Vikings (4-13) in their season-opener at the Regis Invitational on Sept. 5 and again this past weekend at a tri-match hosted by Rivier, have earned six consecutive wins over Salem State-with the last five in a row coming by way of shutout.




The visitors struggled to get in rhythm the entire match, with several hitting and reception errors allowing the Anchorwomen to pull away. Despite trailing early in the first set, RIC battled back to lead 10-8 and later used a 12-point run to finish with a 25-10 victory. Salem State tried to keep up with RIC, but fell, 25-23 and 25-19, in the final two frames.




RIC Head Coach Luis Carvalho was able to get his entire roster into the match and get many of his younger players valuable time on the court.


Freshman outside hitter Breanna Boyer (West Greenwich, RI) torched the Vikings all night, totaling a match-high 13 kills, coupled with only two errors, in 26 attempts. Seven different Anchorwomen contributed kills to the victory, with freshman middle blocker Kalyn Archer (Warwick, RI) earning eight winners and four blocks. Freshmen setters Courtney McKiernan (Scituate, RI) and Jessica Ho (Providence, RI) registered six and five assists, respectively. Senior outside hitter Sharon Corriveau (Coventry, RI) paced the squad with five digs.



 Freshman middle blocker Kalyn Archer


Sophomore middle hitter Brittany Roscoe (Lowell, MA) led SSC with three kills, while senior libero Jessica Cantin (Medway, MA) registered five digs. Senior setter Colleen Harrold (Pelham, NH) posted 10 assists.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete in a tri-match at Clark with Westfield State on Saturday, Oct. 3.