Volleyball sweeps Regis and Nichols in ENC Invitational

Following a 1-2 start to begin the new season, Framingham State took on Regis in the Eastern Nazarene Invitational on Sept. 7.

The first set started with both teams going point for point.

Eventually, Regis jumped out to a 20-15 lead. The Rams closed the set on a 10-3 run to win the set 25-23 and go up 1-0 in the match.

Grace Caughey led the way for the Rams with six kills in the set.

Framingham finished the set with 11 kills and six errors.

The Rams fell behind to start the second set as well, as Regis jumped out to an 8-5 lead.

Framingham dominated the rest of the set, outscoring Regis 20-8 to win the set 25-16.

Both Caughey and Brandee Thomas led the Rams in kills in the set with three each.

The Rams had 12 kills in the set along with only six errors.

In the third set, Framingham got off to a good start, winning 10 of the first 15 points.

But Regis came charging back to cut the deficit to 11-9.

The Rams never surrendered the lead and pulled away to win the set 25-19 and win the match 3-0.

Brandey Rodriguez led the way for the Rams in the final set, gathering seven kills. Thomas was just behind her with four kills in the set.

In the 3-0 win, Framingham had 36 kills as a team compared to just 18 errors.

The Rams also racked up 35 service aces in the win.

Framingham was led by Rodriguez, Thomas and Caughey. Rodriguez had 10 kills while Thomas and Caughey had 9 kills each. Mackenzie Whalen contributed 31 aces in the match.

With the win, the Rams move to 2-2 on the season.

On Sept. 8, Framingham took on Nichols in the Eastern Nazarene Invitational.

The Rams jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead in the first set.

Nichols chipped away at the lead and eventually cut their deficit to 5.

Framingham finished the set with seven of the last nine points to win 25-15.

Rodriguez led the way for the Rams with five kills in the set. Thomas finished just behind her with four kills.

The Rams had 11 kills in the set compared to five errors.

To start the second set, the Rams won 11 of the first 15 points to grab an early 11-4 lead.

Framingham finished the set on a 14-6 run to take it 25-10. Thomas finished the set with four kills to lead the Rams, and Caughey finished with three kills. The Rams had 11 kills to just three errors in the set.

The Rams struggled at the beginning of the third set, falling behind 5-0. Nichols would eventually push their lead to 12-2.

But Framingham came roaring back, chipping away at the lead little by little, eventually tying the set up at 21.

With the score tied at 26, Framingham won the next two points to seal the 3-0 victory.

Rodriguez had five kills in the set to lead the Rams, while Thomas contributed four. The Rams finished the set with 14 kills to eight errors.

In the 3-0 victory, Framingham had 36 kills, 16 errors and 36 service aces.

Thomas led the Rams in kills with 12, while Rodriguez was just behind her with 11. Whalen contributed 32 aces of the team total of 36.

With the win, the Rams improve to 3-2 on the season.