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Volleyball plays double header

Isaac Bean

Sports Editor

Rhode Island College’s women’s volleyball team played a double header Saturday in Gorham, ME. The Anchorwomen came into this double header with a 6-10 record.

The Anchorwomen started the day playing against the University of Southern Maine Huskies. The first set was about as close as it can get. Both teams continued to exchange scores up until the score was tied at 24-24 a piece. Unfortunately for the Anchorwomen, the Huskies would score the next two points to give the Huskies a 1-0 lead in the game.

The second set was just as competitive as the first set. The Anchorwomen took a 14-10 lead in this set. It looked like RIC would run away with it, but the Huskies kept fighting. The Huskies ended up taking a 23-22 lead late in the set. It looked like the Anchorwomen would go down 2-0 in the game, but the girls kept fighting. RIC ended up scoring the last three points to win the set 25-23.

Tied at 1-1, the third set was definitely important for both teams. The Huskies took an early 12-9 lead after winning four straight rallies. The Anchorwomen would respond after winning five straight rallies to give them a 15-12 lead. The Anchorwomen would continue to put the pressure on as they ended up staying in the lead for the rest of the set. The final score was 25-23 with the Anchorwomen winning the third set to make the score 2-1.

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The fourth set was a chance for the Anchorwomen to pull through and win the game. Unfortunately, the Huskies started off on fire. After taking a commanding 18-11 lead late in the set, it looked like it was going to come down to a fifth set. Somehow the Anchorwomen would go on a ten point rally to take the lead at 21-19. The Huskies were stunned and RIC would capitalize and win the set 25-20. This gave the Anchorwomen their seventh win of the season after winning 3-1 in this game.

Sarina Marines was a big reason why the Anchorwomen were able to pull through and win. Marines recorded a double double with thirteen kills and fifteen digs. Yuleisy Alvelo and Paula Pesoa both led the team in assists. Alvelo had an impressive seventeen assists and Pseoa had twelve. Nicole Normandin was all over the court with fifteen digs, four assists and three aces.

The next game was against the Maine Maritime Mariners. This was no easy task for the Anchorwomen, as the Mariners came into this game with a 13-3 record. The first set was back and forth to start. It was tied up at 7-7, but the Mariners started to pull away and ended up winning the set 25-21.

The second and third sets did not go too well for the Anchorwomen. As the Mariners dominated the second set with a score of 25-16. The third set went better for the Anchorwomen. They even had a 17-15 lead late in the third set. Unfortunately, the Mariners were just too tough of a task as they pulled away and won the third set 25-20. The Mariners won with a clean sweep of 3-0.

The Anchorwomen now have a 7-11 record on the season. They hope to get back into the win column this Tuesday against Dean College at home.




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