October 24, 2009






Gorham, ME—The Rhode Island College women’s volleyball team went 1-1 at a Little East Conference tri-match, hosted by Southern Maine on Saturday afternoon. RIC opened with a hard-fought, 3-1 (26-28, 25-23, 21-25, 17-25) loss to Keene State, but rebounded to defeat the Huskies, 3-1 (25-6, 21-25, 25-14, 25-10).




RIC raises its overall record to 17-15 and improves to 3-2 in the LEC. It is the most wins in a season for the program since 2006 (20). Keene State swept both of its matches, improving to 15-15 overall and 4-3 in league action. The hosts drop to 4-15 overall and remain winless, 0-5, in LEC play.




Freshman outside hitter Breanna Boyer (West Greenwich, RI) posted 25 kills, a .280 hitting percentage, 15 digs and five blocks in eight sets. Junior opposite April Oberhelman (Woonsocket, RI) logged 14 winners and 16 digs in seven sets.






Freshman outside hitter Breanna Boyer




In the club’s first action of the day, the Anchorwomen battled the Owls to a 1-1 split after the first two sets, but were unable to hold off KSC over the final two frames. Boyer and Oberhelman led the club with 11 kills apiece. Oberhelman paced the Anchorwomen defensively with a team-high 12 digs, while Boyer and senior outside hitter Sharon Corriveau (Coventry, RI) each had 11. Freshman setter Jessica Ho (Providence, RI) handed out 17 assists.






Junior opposite April Oberhelman




RIC bounced back with the, 3-1, win over the Huskies in their final match of the afternoon. Head Coach Luis Carvalho used the entire roster as 12 different Anchorwomen saw action in the win. Boyer led the way with 14 kills, while freshman middle blocker Kalyn Archer (Warwick, RI) posted seven winners and three blocks. Junior outside hitter Tess Heidel (Warwick, RI) registered six kills and five digs. Freshman Jamey McIntyre (Cumberland, RI) led the way with eight assists.




In upcoming action, the Anchorwomen will host Connecticut College on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Corriveau and fellow senior middle blocker Kristen Johnson (East Providence, RI), along with their families, will be recognized prior to the start of the match as part of Senior Night.