September 28, 2010



Providence, RI-Senior middle blocker Tess Heidel (Warwick, RI) posted a match-high 12 kills and hit .458 as the Rhode Island College women’s volleyball team stopped a four-match losing streak with a 3-0 shutout victory over Lasell at The Murray Center on Tuesday night.



 Senior middle blocker Tess Heidel


Heidel also did the job defensively with six digs and two blocks. Sophomores Kalyn Archer (Warwick, RI) and Breanna Boyer (West Greenwich, RI) each recorded nine kills. Archer dominated the net with seven total blocks (5-2), while Boyer made only one error in 17 chances for a .471 percentage, playing in just two sets.


Sophomore setter Jessica Ho (Providence, RI) handed out a match-high 28 assists.


RIC (7-10) took an early lead in the first set and used a three-point run while Heidel was serving to increase the margin to eight, 19-11, before pulling away for the 25-15 decision.


Emmanuel (5-9) put up a fight in the middle set as the frame was tied on several occasions. The Anchorwomen were trailing, 22-21, before getting a side out to tie the stanza for the last time. With Archer serving, RIC rattled off three straight points to win, 25-22.


The final set was a formality as the hosts went on four and five-point runs while Heidel was serving and cruised to a 25-13 win and close out the match.


Emmanuel sophomore outside hitter Samantha Andazola (Queen Creek, AZ) posted a modest six kills, while classmate libero Yun-Ting Lee (Cambridge, MA) registered a match-high 17 digs, in a losing effort.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Salem State on Thursday, Sept. 30.