Rams Defeat AMCats, But Fall To Owls

By Framingham State athletics

FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State volleyball team split a pair of matches with Westfield State and Anna Maria in a tri-match on Saturday afternoon in Framingham.

Westfield defeated Anna Maria in the middle game of the day.

THE BASICS:

 Scores: Match 1: Westfield State 3, Framingham State 2 (25-13, 23-25, 25-18, 19-25, 15-8)

Match 2: Westfield State 3, Anna Maria 0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-21)

Match 3: Framingham State 3, Anna Maria 0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-6)

 Records: Framingham State (8-8, 1-1 MASCAC), Westfield State (8-6, 3-0 MASCAC), Anna Maria (2-10)

Westfield vs. Framingham

  • The visiting Owls cruised to a big first set win after a 13-point run that saw them take a 17-8 advantage in game one which they wouldn’t relinquish.
  • The Rams answered in the second set squeaking out a 25-23 win. After the Owls took the third set the Rams again answered and forced a decisive fifth set.
  • After back-and-forth play early in the fifth game the Owls ripped off 5-0 run to break the 6-6 game open and held on for a 15-8 win.
  • Brianna Starkey had a match high 22 kills while Hanna Simkins pitched in 10 kills on 15 attempts for a .600 hitting percentage.
  • The Rams received a team-best 17 kills from sophomore Brandee Thomas. Sophomore Alyssa Cafarelli chipped in a match best 27 digs with two service aces.

Framingham vs. Anna Maria

  • In the final match of the day the Rams defeated the AMCATS in straight sets.
  • Thomas and freshman Hailey Sanders (pictured) each finished with 11 kills for the Rams. Thomas kit .846 while Sanders swung at a .733 clip. Freshman Grace Riccio contributed with a game best seven aces and ten assists.
  • The AMCATS received four kills from Bella Koziak while Serena Dennis led the squad with eight dig

UP NEXT:

The Rams return to the court on Wednesday, October 2, when they travel to Mass. Maritime for a MASCAC matchup.

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