September 24, 2011


Anchorwomen Clip Seahawks, 3-2, & Fall, 3-0, to UMass Boston

Providence, R.I.-After falling to the 18th-ranked UMass Boston Beacons in the opening match, 3-0 (18-25, 14-25, 13-25), the Rhode Island College women’s volleyball team bounced back to knock off Salve Regina in five sets, 3-2 (25-21, 23-25, 25-21, 20-25, 18-16), at The Murray Center on Saturday afternoon.


UMass Boston (8-2, 2-0 LEC) proved its dominance against RIC (5-7, 0-2 LEC) to earn the Little East Conference victory in three sets at the morning’s first match. The Beacons were lead by junior outside hitter Shannon Thompson (Moorpark, CA) and senior middle hitter Molly Rattigan (Dorchester, MA), who finished with 13 and 10 kills, respectively. Senior setter Cassy Hanneman (Denver, CO) tallied 25 assists, while junior libero Kayla Wilson (San Jose, CA) and sophomore outside hitter Corrine Porter (Huntington Beach, CA) led the Beacons with eight digs each.



 Junior outside hitter Breanna Boyer


Junior setter Jessica Ho (Providence, RI) dished out 20 assists in the loss, while junior outside hitter Breanna Boyer (West Greenwich, RI) led the squad with eight kills. Boyer and sophomore libero Harley Mitchell (North Smithfield, RI) led the Anchorwomen with eight digs apiece.


In the second match of the day, Salve Regina (6-6) and RIC traded punches throughout the afternoon, with the Anchorwomen taking the first and third sets and the Seahawks winning frames two and four. The contest came down to the wire, with RIC squeezing by in the fifth set, 18-16, to improve its home record to 4-1.


Freshman middle hitter Marina Stoermer (Seattle, WA) led the team with 15 kills, to go along with seven digs. Boyer notched 13 kills and 14 digs for a double-double, while sophomore middle hitter Amanda Cabral (Riverside, RI) posted 10 kills and eight digs. Ho notched 31 assists in the win.


Freshman outside hitter Jennifer Duggan (Merrimack, NH) and senior middle hitter Julianne Barry (Randolph, MA) led the Seahawks with 16 and 15 kills respectively.


In upcoming action, the Anchorwomen head to Boston to take on Emmanuel College on Tuesday (7 p.m.).