October 18, 2013



Providence, R.I.-Senior middle hitter Amanda Cabral (Riverside, RI) finished with eight kills and seven digs as Rhode Island College lost to Salve Regina, 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-23) and host Johnson & Wales, 3-0 (25-10, 25-9, 25-14) at the 2013 Rhody Four Tournament played at the Wildcat Center on Friday evening.


Salve Regina (22-2) went on to defeat Roger Williams (24-2) in the championship match, while the Wildcats (8-17) downed the Anchorwomen (2-22) in the consolation bout.


In the semifinal win over RIC, Salve was led by junior Jennifer Duggan (Merrimack, NH) with eight kills and three digs, while junior Taylor Violet (Tiverton, RI) recorded 16 set assists. Junior Diana Tauro (Melrose, MA) added 15 digs in the victory for the Seahawks. Cabral paced Rhode Island College with six kills and two digs while sophomore setter/outside hitter Lauren Palazzini (Woonsocket, RI) had 13 set assists.



 Senior Amanda Cabral


In the loss to JWU, junior Alyssa Drapeau (Biddeford, ME) led the Wildcats in kills with eight, while also picking up four digs. Senior Casey Higgins (Wallingford, CT) and sophomore Kellen Tensen (New Canaan, CT) each tallied 11 set assists for JWU in the win. Palazzini notched five set assists and three digs in the setback for RIC.


In upcoming action, RIC will travel to Wesleyan on Tuesday, Oct. 22 (7 p.m.). Rhode Island College will resume Little East Conference action at Southern Maine on Saturday, Oct. 26. RIC will also take on Maine-Presque Island in Gorham.