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Volleyball on two game win streak

Isaac Bean

Sports Editor

The women’s volleyball team is a team that should be getting more attention. The Anchorwomen have won their last two games after starting off slow.

The win streak started off on Thursday with a home game against Elms College. The Anchorwomen won this game with an impressive 3-0 victory over the Blazers. Freshman Sarina Marines was phenomenal with a recorded thirteen kills and ten digs which gave her a double-double on the day.

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The first set in this game was competitive by both teams. RIC went down 5-0 early in the set. That lead did not last long as the Anchorwomen had their own 5 point rally. As the set went on, each team was trading points. The score was 17-17 when the Anchorwomen would pull away and win 25-18. The second set was competitive as well. As the Anchorwomen began this set trailing again, they went down 2-0 early in the set. The Anchorwomen then went on a 4 point rally and never went back. The Anchorwomen ended up winning this set by a close score of 25-21. The third set was a domination by the Anchorwomen. Rhode Island College had a huge 20-6 lead in this set and never looked back. The final score was an uncompetitive score of 25-14.

Yuleisy Alvelo was a key contributor in this win. She recorded an incredible 18 assists. Paula Pesoa also had a phenomenal performance. She recorded a double digit assist game, like Avelo, with 14 assists on the day. Marina Colonis found her way on the box score in more ways than one. She had a big ace as well as recording 13 digs on the day. This was an overall team win with many girls contributing.

The Anchorwomen continued their success with a big conference win on Saturday at home. The Anchorwomen were able to blast past the Castleton University Spartans with a score of 3-1. The game was highlighted by junior Nicole Normandin who recorded an amazing six assists on the day.

The first set was back and forth. The game was tied 24-24 and then the Spartans ended up pulling away with a close score of 26-24. Being down one set early did not faze the Anchorwomen though. They ended up controlling the second set and winning with a score of 25-19. Tied up at 1-1, the next set was an important one. Both teams kept trading blows. The Anchorwomen were down 23-22 late in the set. That did not stop them however, as they scored three straight to win the set 25-23. Up 2-1 in the game, the fourth set could be the clincher. Both the Spartans and the Anchorwomen brought their best in this set. Like in the third set, the Anchorwomen were trailing late. Down 24-22, the girls ended up scoring four straight points to win the set 26-24. This led them to win the overall game 3-1.

The Marines had another double-double in this game. She recorded 15 kills and 19 digs. Megan Philbrick also had a big game in this win. She recorded six blocks and 13 kills. Pesoa and Alvelo also were great in this game. Each recorded an outstanding twenty-one assists on the day.

The Anchorwomen look to continue the win streak as they go on the road this Wednesday against the Eastern Connecticut State Warriors.



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