September 5, 2010


Boyer Named All-Tournament as Anchorwomen Wrap Up First Invitational
RIC Goes 4-2 at Regis Invitational

Weston, MA-Sophomore outside hitter Breanna Boyer (West Greenwich, RI) was named to the Regis Invitational's All-Tournament Team as Rhode Island College wrapped up two days of action with a 4-2 record.



 Sophomore outside hitter Breanna Boyer


Boyer totaled a .339 hitting percentage, while recording 75 kills and 50 digs in 20 sets of action, to lead the squad in all three categories.



Freshman outside hitter Amanda Cabral


Freshman outside hitter Amanda Cabral (Riverside, RI) also had a strong showing with a .211 hitting percentage, 41 kills and 41 digs. Senior middle blocker Tess Heidel (Warwick, RI) was second on the team with 49 digs, 12 blocks and chipped in with 34 kills. Sophomore setter Jessica Ho (Providence, RI) led the club with 156 assists.


RIC opened competition on Friday night with a hard fought, 3-2 (19-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-27, 11-15), loss to Div. II Assumption. Boyer had 21 kills and 17 digs as a 2-1 lead slipped away in the final two sets.


 The Anchorwomen bounced back with a pair of shutouts to close out the first day of action. RIC blanked Worcester State, 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-20), behind a strong effort from sophomore middle blocker Kalyn Archer (Warwick, RI) who posted a team-high 11 winners.


 RIC wrapped up the first day by shutting out the hosts, 3-0 (25-20, 25-11, 25-21), as Boyer recorded 13 kills and Cabral made 15 digs.


 The action on Saturday saw the Anchorwomen knock off their third consecutive shutout, downing Framingham State, 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-21). Cabral and Boyer hit double digits in kills with 14 and 12, respectively. Boyer led the team with 12 kills and Ho handed out 37 assists.


RIC's hopes of winning the tourney were dashed when undefeated WPI sidetracked the Anchorwomen with a 3-0 (22-25, 11-25, 15-25), loss. Boyer had 11 kills and six digs in a losing effort. 


 The squad cruised by Suffolk, 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-18) to end the tourney as Heidel contributed seven kills, seven digs, three service aces and three blocks.


 In upcoming action, Rhode Island College (4-3) will host take part in the Brandeis Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11.