outside hitter Jillian Ward (Coventry, RI) led Rhode Island
College with eight kills, but Wheaton came back from a 1-0 deficit
to defeat Rhode Island College, 3-1 (25-22, 24-26, 14-25, 14-25) in
womens volleyball action played at The Murray Center on Thursday
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Lyons came from behind to tie the first set, 22-22, but RIC
rattled off the next three to secure a 25-22 win. Senior outside
hitter Courtney Lambrese (Cranston, RI) and Ward led the way
for the hosts with four and three kills, respectively. Wheaton
junior outside hitter Cathryn MacGregor (North Andover, MA)
led the visitors with three winners, while sophomore setter Becca
Houghton (Emmaus, PA) set up seven kills.
The second set was deadlocked,
24-24, but back-to-back kills by freshman right side hitter Julia
Palomba (San Carlos, CA) led the visitors to the 26-24, win. WC
junior middle hitter Claire Cansler (Newhall, CA) led the
Lyons with five kills. Ward paced RIC with four winners.
The Lyons broke through in the
third set with a convincing, 25-14, win to build a 2-1 advantage.
Houghton handed out eight assists and Palomba and Cansler combined
for seven kills. RIC managed just one kill, but made seven errors in
RIC was unable to mount a comeback
in the fourth set, as the visitors won, 25-14. Cansler had four
kills, while Palomba posted three service aces. Houghton set up
Ward led the Anchorwomen with eight
kills. Senior setter Abigayl White (Coventry, RI) posted 15
assists and six digs. Cansler had 14 kills, Houghton posted 29
assists and senior libero Stephanie Martin (Centerville, MA)
registered 17 digs.