Volleyball continues to roll, move to 10-2

By Jen Fortin
Staff Writer

Coming back from a loss, the Rams played four sets against Salve Regina on Sept. 22, raising their on the road record to 5-1.

Scoring 25 points in the first two games, the Ram’s quickly gained the upper hand. The Rams struggled in the third set, falling 29-27, despite battling back and forth the duration of the set.

With the goal of a shutout shattered, the Lady Rams entered the fourth set, finally finishing 30-28. Leonard’s 25 assists contributed to Rackliffe’s 19 kills, Wan adding 7 to contribute to the team total of 50.

Girard topped the team with 18 digs while Wan and Anderson each added in 14.

The opposing Lady Seahawks racked up 56 kills with Mackenzie Donald totaling 17 kills and Samantha Salwa with 45 assists on the game. This loss leaves Salve Regina with a losing record of 4-8 and bumps Framingham to 10-2.

The Rams prepare to face both Westfield State and Suffolk on Saturday September 26 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Framingham State Athletic Center.


By Jennifer Johnson

Editorial Staff

Framingham State travelled to Newton to face off against non-con- ference opponent Mount Ida, where it defeated the Mustangs in three straight 25-20 sets on Sept. 17.

The Rams fell behind early in the first set 8-5 but were able to rally back and score eight unanswered points, pushing them ahead 13-8. FSU held the lead for the remainder of the set and came out on top.

The second set was steady for the Rams and they jumped out to an early 10-4 lead. Due to a solid of- fensive and defensive performance from FSU, Mount Ida was unable to come within three points through the entirety of the set.

The third set went similarly and the Rams came out on top once again winning 25-20 and sweeping the Mustangs 3-0.

Rackliffe led the attack with 10 kills. Junior Julia Wan tacked on three kills, nine digs, and four blocks. Sophomore Vickie Anderson played well defensively, notching 10 digs with help from Whalen, who added nine.

Whalen chipped in offensively with an impressive total of 13 assists and three aces.

The Rams pulled off another win on the road against Rhode Island College and snapped their five game winning streak later in the day during their tri-match at Keene State.


By Jennifer Johnson

Editorial Staff

FSU breezed past RIC, going 3-0, winning the sets 25-17, 25-22 and 25-13.

Wan filled the stat sheet with seven kills, two aces, six digs and three blocks. Rackliffe led the team scoring a total of 17.5 points, 16 of which were kills. Neverett tacked on seven digs and three aces, Girard added four kills, Leonard grabbed two and Annie DeLoid picked up one to round out scoring for the Rams.

The Rams shined bright defensively in the third set letting up only 13 points to RIC.


By Jennifer Johnson

Editorial Staff

The Lady Rams came out strong on the road and swept Bridgewater State University in their first MASCAC matchup of the season on Sept. 15.

FSU dominated the first set and came out on top 25-6 with junior Alycia Rackliffe leading the attack with a total of 17 kills. Rackiffe also assisted defensively with three solo blocks and three digs.

Senior Danielle Girard had a solid game all around tacking on four kills, three aces and a team high 12 digs.

Freshman Tessa Neverett added eight kills and two blocks to the mix to help lift the Rams 25-21 in the second set and 25-22 in the third.

Sophomore Sarah Leonard and Mackenzie Whalen chipped in with a combined total of 27 assists on the day.


By Jen Fortin

Staff Writer

The Rams recorded a loss against Keene State on Saturday, Sept. 19, losing 3-1.

The team went into the third set tied 1-1 with Keene State but could not prevail. Keeping up with their opponents in set four, Framingham State finished the set trailing two points for a final of 26-24.

Rackliffe racked up 18 kills to contribute to her 160 career total, with Neversett adding in seven. Leonard totaled 28 assists, leading in the game total of 37.

Senior Danielle Girard led the team with 16 of the 60 digs achieved by the Lady Rams.

The Keene State Owls ended the game with 60 kills against the Rams, with Rachel Lamica leading with a total of 13.

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