On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Framingham State Rams faced off against Curry College and New England College. The Rams won both games to improve to 10-7 on the season.
In the first game, the Rams squared off against New England College. Each set was close as the Rams pulled through with a 25-22 victory in the first set, a 25-20 win in the second, and a 26-24 game-deciding third -set victory.
Brandee Thomas led the Rams in the sweep with a team-best 12 kills while adding two digs and two blocks. Brandey Rodriguez added in 12 kills of her own with a .348 attack percentage. Grace Caughey recorded 11 kills, along with three aces, and six digs in the win.
In the Rams’ next game that came against Curry College, they defeated Curry in four sets with scores of 26-24, 25-22, 25-23, 25-10.
Caughey ended the four-set game with a team-best 13 kills, along with eight digs and three aces. Whalen finished with a game-high 26 digs, and Rodriguez pitched in 12 kills and five digs herself.
The Rams’ key to victory was their advantage on aces, as they had 18 aces to Curry’s seven.
The Rams’ next game was on Tuesday, Oct. 2 against Mount Holyoke.
Framingham swept this game in three sets to improve to 11-7 on the season and extend their winning streak to three games.
There were times in each set when the Rams trailed Mount Holyoke. However, they came back to win every time. The scores of each set, respectively, were 25-22, 25-15, and 25-19.
Thomas led the Rams to the sweep with a match-high 11 kills. Rodriguez contributed 10 kills of her own, while adding in a dig and a block.
Cafarelli finished with a match-best 12 defensive digs, while Whalen pitched in 29 set assists and six digs.
The win improves the Rams to 11-7 on the season.