Volleyball splits doubleheader on Saturday afternoon

On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Framingham State Rams faced off against St. Joseph’s and Rivier.

The Rams swept St. Joseph, but were then swept by Rivier in the second game.

In the game against St. Joseph, the Rams were led by Brandey Rodriguez, who had 10 kills with a .421 attack percentage to go along with four service aces. Brandee Thomas added in nine kills of her own.

Mackenzie Whalen pitched in 27 assists and nine digs, while Alyssa Cafarelli added in 23 digs and Deirdre Fay added nine.

The key to the Rams’ victory was their advantage on aces, as they finished with 11 to St. Joseph’s one.

The Rams were defeated by Rivier by scores of 25-8, 25-17, and 25-21 in the final game.

Thomas and Grace Caughey led the Rams with five kills each, while Rodriguez added in two of her own.

Whalen contributed 10 assists and six digs, while Cafarelli helped out with five digs.

The Rams’ loss came mainly due to their hitting percentage. The Rams had a .118 hitting percentage compared to Rivier’s .185.

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Rams hosted Bridgewater State in what would be a 3-1 win for Framingham.

Bridgewater State took the first set 25-23, but Framingham went on to win the following three sets to take the game.

The Rams were led by Brandee Thomas, who finished with 13 kills. Deirdre Fay came away with nine kills and 11 digs.

Caughey and Rodriguez added eight kills of their own.

Whalen finished the match with 33 assists and 10 digs, while Cafarelli ended with 10 digs.

The Rams’ advantage came in aces as they finished with 13 to Bridgewater State’s seven.

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