Rams Defeat Pilgrims 3-0

 

By Framingham State athletics

FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State University volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 victory over the Pilgrims of New England College in non-conference action Thursday evening at the Athletic Center.

THE BASICS:

 Score:   Framingham State 3, NEC 0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-20)

 Records: Framingham State (4-5), New England College (4-7)

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

·         New England College jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the first before the Rams cut the gap to one at 9-8. The two teams traded points before the Rams tied the game at 14-14 and took their first lead of the frame, 16-15, on a Pilgrim error.  The Rams pushed the lead to three, 20-17, before taking the set 25-20.

·         In the second, the Rams took a quick lead but a spurt by the Pilgrims cut the gap to one, 11-10.  The Rams reestablished a slim lead before extending the lead to 21-16. NEC once again closed the gap to two, 23-21, but the Rams secured the victory in the set.

·         In the third, the Rams led 14-10 midway through the frame before NEC closed the gap to 21-19, but the Rams were able to rally and secure the victory.

·         Sophomore Brandee Thomas (North Kingstown, RI) paced the Rams on the attack with 10 kills on 29 attempts with just four errors for a .207 attack percentage.

·         Senior Deirdre Fay (Cornwall, NY) added seven kills, seven digs and four service aces in the match, while freshman Hailey Sanders (Franklin, Mass.) added five kills and three blocks.

·         Junior Brenna Marquis (Coventry, Conn.) chipped in with eight digs, while sophomore Alyssa Cafarelli (Peoria, AZ) added six.

·         Junior Morgan Failla (Providence, RI) recorded 15 assists, while freshman Emily Flaherty (Milford, NH) added 11.

·         The Pilgrims were paced by 13 kills on 30 attempts from freshman Shirita Wimberly who also added eight digs and two service aces.

·         Sophomore Tihani Ehia chipped in with 11 kills and five digs, while junior Dreka Griffin added six kills.

·         Freshman Jaycie Kodama paced the back row with 13 defensive digs and six assists, while Maggie Dadum added eight digs and 16 assists.

UP NEXT:

The Rams are back in action on Saturday when they travel to MIT for a non-conference tri-match with Smith beginning at 2 p.m., while the Pilgrims travel to Bay Path on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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