Women’s Volleyball Team get their first win against Curry
Assistant Sports Editor
This past week, the women’s volleyball team broke their losing streak with their first win against Curry. This was their first real game that was separate from the Brandeis Invitational. The invitational seemed to be a difficult start to the season, as they lost all three matches at Brandeis. In the first two matches, sophomore Outside Hitter Jillian Ward lead the team in kills, with 16 total kills in the first match against Endicott and 11 kills against Brandeis.
Helping out Ward in the first game was junior Outside Hitter Courtney Lambrese, with a total of 14 kills in the first game. Endicott was their best match of the three, ending in a loss for Rhode Island College of 1-3. The scores of each set between RIC and Endicott were 25-22, 23-25, 20-25, and 14-25, respectively. Though it was a great start to the match, the Anchorwomen trailed off at the end, unable to keep their momentum up against Endicott.
Following this match was their match against Brandeis. This match started off strong as well, but the Anchorwomen were not able to take the win. The set scores with RIC and Brandeis were 21-25, 16-25, and lastly 17-25. The third and final match in the invitational was the roughest game for the team, losing 0-3 with the set scores being 14-25, 10-25, and 11-25.
The team broke out of that streak to win their first game at home, with the win being a clean sweep of 3-0 against Curry College. The first set ended in a 25-15 win but Curry College began showing some life in the second set with a 25-19 set. However, Curry were promptly put to rest in the last set with a 25-9 score. Ward lead the team again with 9 kills, which was the nail in the coffin for Curry, who had a total of 33 errors in the match. Finally, the team went up against Salve Regina, where Ward and Lambrese lead the team, but could not carry them to victory, as they would fall to Salve 0-3, with the first set being 15-25, then 19-25, and a final set score of 17-25.
Currently the team is 1-4, with their next event a tri-match at Salve Regina with Mt. Holyoke on Saturday, September 10th.