outside hitter Jillian Ward (Coventry, RI) tallied eight
kills and added five digs to help lead the Rhode Island College
womens volleyball team to a commanding, 3-0 (25-5, 25-12, 25-18)
victory against Anna Maria in a non-conference contest played at The
Murray Center on Thursday night.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Anchorwomen downed the AMCats, 25-5, in the first set, paced
by four kills from Ward. Senior outside hitter Courtney Lambrese
(Cranston, RI) picked up five digs and added two kills in the
set. Senior setter Abigayl White (Coventry, RI) notched seven
assists and three kills. Senior outside hitter Rebecca Foti
(Bedford, NH) led the way for Anna Maria with two kills and
three digs, while junior setter Kerri Earle (Bethel, CT)
handed out two assists for Anna Maria.
RIC dominated the second set,
cruising to a 13-point, 25-12, victory. Ward recorded four kills and
four digs in the frame. Sophomore setter Jacqueline Jutras
(Foster, RI) added six assists, three digs and two blocks for
the Anchorwomen. Foti had three kills, three digs and a pair of
service aces for the AMCats.
The Anchorwomen completed the sweep
by knocking off the visitors to win, 25-18, in the third and
decisive set. Lambrese had four kills and five digs, while Jutras
notched eight assists and two digs in the win. Earle paced Anna
Maria with two kills and two digs in the set.
BY THE NUMBERS
RIC hit .274 (38-12-95) in the match, while Anna Maria hit -.106
The win was the third straight for
the Anchorwomen and the fifth straight three-set sweep.
RIC held a 52-34 advantage in digs
and a recorded 10 service aces and five blocks in the victory.
RIC sophomore middle blocker
Jessica Brielmaier (West Greenwich, RI) contributed seven kills
in the win.