October 15, 2009






Providence, RI—Rhode Island College played a sluggish match, but was able to shut out visiting Eastern Nazarene, 3-0, in non-conference women’s volleyball action on Thursday night at The Murray Center. Although both teams struggled to find consistency on both ends of the court, RIC only trailed twice in the entire match.




The Anchorwomen took the first set, 25-21, won the second frame, 25-17, and cruised to a 25-9 win in the deciding game.




The Anchorwomen won for the third consecutive match and raised their overall record to 15-11. RIC has now won 15 or more matches in five of the last six seasons. The Lions drop to 4-19, having lost their last three matches. Rhode Island College has now earned eight shutout wins on the campaign, while Eastern Nazarene has been blanked 11 times.






 Senior middle blocker Kristen Johnson




Senior middle blocker Kristen Johnson (East Providence, RI) paced the offense with nine kills. Freshman middle blocker Kalyn Archer (Warwick, RI) had five kills and three blocks, while classmate outside hitter Breanna Boyer (West Greenwich, RI) equaled her teammate’s offensive output and led the squad with eight digs. The setter tandem of freshmen Courtney McKiernan (Scituate, RI) and Jessica Ho (Providence, RI) set up 10 and eight winners, respectively.




Junior middle blocker Amber Burns (Fall River, MA) led the Lions with four kills and two blocks. Junior setter Beth Greenfield (Parsippany, NJ) registered eight digs and six assists.




In upcoming action, the Anchorwomen will take part in the Wheaton Quad with Emerson and Gordon on Saturday, Oct. 17.