Framingham traveled to take on Mass. Maritime in a nonconference match on Oct. 19.
The Rams played well from the start, jumping out to a quick 14-5 lead. Mass. Maritime made a little push toward the end of the set, but Framingham closed them out for a 25-19 set victory. The Rams had 10 kills to just two errors in the set.
The second set was more of the same for Framingham. The Rams opened the set on a 12-0 run, before taking the set 25-8 for a 2-0 lead in the match. Framingham had 17 kills in the se-cond and only committed two errors.
Framingham started the third set slowly, falling behind 4-3, but picked it up toward the end. The Rams went on to win 19 of the next 20 points to take a 22-5 lead. After
three kills from three different players, the Rams took the set, 25-7, for a 3-0 sweep. Framingham had 13 kills in the set.
Kelly Brinkman and Michaela Cronin led the Rams in kills on the day. Brinkman had 13 and Cronin had 10. Three Rams’ players, Victoria Anderson, Dierdre Fay and Alexandra Fish each had 11 digs, which was a game-high. Mackenzie Whalen had a game leading 24 assists for Framingham.
Framingham improves to 10-16 after the 3-0 win.
In the first game of a doubleheader on Oct. 21, Framingham took on Suffolk University in a nonconference match.
After dropping the first two points of the set, Framingham went on to win 25 of the next 29 points to cruise to a 25-6 victory in the first set. Framingham had 10 kills and did not commit a single error in the set.
The second set was much more competitive. After a lot of back-and-forth play, the teams found themselves tied at 10. Framingham went on a small run to gain a 20-14 lead, but Suf-folk fought back with a 4-0 run to cut it to 20-18. Framingham closed out the set, winning five of the next seven points to win the second 25-20 and take a 2-0 lead. The Rams had 12 kills and three errors in the second.
Framingham jumped out to a good start in the third set and never looked back. The Rams started the set on a 15-3 run before eventually winning the set 25-5 for another 3-0 sweep.
Brandey Rodriguez led the Rams with nine kills on the day.
The Rams move to 11-16 with the victory over Suffolk.
In the second game of the doubleheader, the Rams took on Saint Joseph’s in another non-conference match.
Framingham came out looking good, winning four of the first six points of the match, but looked sluggish as the set went on. The Monks closed on a 12-6 run to take the first set, 25-16. The Rams only had six kills in the set and committed five errors.
Down one set to none, the Rams started the second set the same way they ended the first. Down 9-6 in the second, the Rams erupted for a 12-0 run to put themselves up 18-9. Fram-ingham fought off a late run by the Monks to take the set 25-21 and tie the match up at one.
Framingham kept its momentum going into the third set. The Rams won the first three points of the set off three Brinkman kills, and did not give up the lead for the entire set. The Monks hung in with the Rams, but could never take over the lead. The Rams won the set 25-16 to take a 2-1 lead.
The Rams came out firing on all cylinders in the fourth set, starting on a 12-2 run. Fram-ingham never looked back and cruised to a 25-8 win, winning the match 3-1.
Brinkman led the Rams with 14 kills, and Rodriguez was second with 10.
The win improves the Rams to 12-16 on the season.