Junior outside hitter Jillian Ward (Coventry, RI) tallied a
match-best 15 kills and added five digs, four service aces and three
blocks to help lead the Rhode Island College womens volleyball team
to a, 3-0 (25-12, 25-11, 25-23) win over Emmanuel at The Murray
Center on Saturday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Anchorwomen downed Emmanuel, 25-12, in the first set. Senior
outside hitter Courtney Lambrese (Cranston, RI) recorded six
kills and added three digs. Senior setter Abigayl White
(Coventry, RI) notched 11 assists. Emmanuel was led by junior
outside hitter Casey Sheehan (Medway, MA) with three kills
and two digs, while junior setter Carly Church (Higganum, CT)
had four assists.
RIC controlled the action
throughout the second set and cruised to the, 25-11, win. Ward
notched seven kills, four digs and three service aces for the
Anchorwome.. Junior outside hitter Mary Shelow (Miami, FL)
tallied two kills in the frame for Emmanuel.
The third set saw back and forth
action with the score knotted, 22-22. RIC then reeled off three of
the next four points to take the 25-23 win and close out the match.
Lambrese had four kills, while White notched seven assists, two digs
and one kill for the Anchorwomen. Sophomore middle hitter Shannon
Carroll (Massapequa, NY) and sophomore right side hitter
Samantha DeMarco (Rockland, MA) each notched three kills in the
setback for the visitors.
Lambrese finished the contest with
10 kills and four dig,s while White recorded 24 assists, three digs
and two kills in the win for RIC.
Carroll paced Emmanuel with four
kills and a block, while freshman setter Madison Majewski
(Swansea, MA) had 14 assists and two digs.
BY THE NUMBERS
RIC hit a remarkable .471 (40-8-68) in the match, while Emmanuel
hit .029 (21-19-69).
The win was the fourth straight for
the Anchorwomen. All three have been, 3-0, shutouts.
RIC held a 23-18 advantage in digs
and a recorded 11 service aces and nine blocks in the victory.