September 29, 2011


Anchorwomen Take Down Salem State, 3-1
RIC Improves to 5-1 at The Murray Center

Providence, R.I.-The Rhode Island College women’s volleyball team continued to roll at home on Thursday, posting a 3-1 victory over the Salem State Vikings (25-10, 25-19, 22-25, 25-12) in non-conference action played at The Murray Center.


RIC (7-7) stormed out to an early lead after dominating the first set, and carried the momentum into the second set to gain a 2-0 advantage.


However, given the busy schedule coming up for the Anchorwomen, Head Coach Elysce Tackmann used this match as an opportunity to give her younger players some experience. Salem State (0-10) was able to bounce back in the third set against some of the RIC reserves, forcing a fourth frame with a 25-22 victory. It marked only the third time in 10 matches the Vikings won a set.



 Junior setter Jessica Ho


The Anchorwomen rebounded in the fourth set and knocked off the Vikings with a commanding, 25-12, win. For Rhode Island College, it was the fourth win in its last five matches. With the victory, RIC also improved its home record to 5-1.


Junior outside hitter Breanna Boyer (West Greenwich, RI) led the way for RIC with a game-high 13 kills and a team-high 11 digs, while sophomore outside hitter Amanda Cabral (Riverside, RI) notched 11 kills in the win.


Junior setter Jessica Ho (Providence, RI) paced the Anchorwomen with a game-high 26 assists. RIC also received a solid effort off the bench from freshman middle hitter Lauren Plante (Burrillville, RI) who recorded five kills and six blocks. In just two sets, freshman middle hitter Marina Stoermer (Seattle, WA) registered seven kills and five digs.



 Junior outside hitter Breanna Boyer


Senior setter Jazmin Barrows (New Bedford, MA) finished the game with 23 assists for Salem State, while junior libero Angelica Gonzalez (Lawrence, MA) notched a game-high 25 digs.


Sophomore middle blocker Leila Goldkuhl (Framingham, MA) tallied 11 kills and five blocks for the Vikings. Senior outside hitter Rachel Murphy (Wallingford, CT) also chipped in with eight kills and 11 digs.


In upcoming action, the Anchorwomen will host Clark and Westfield State on Saturday, Oct. 1 (10 a.m.).