Volleyball loses three straight

The Framingham State Rams hosted Saint Joseph’s on Thursday, Oct. 18.

The Rams dropped to 15-11 with a 3-2 loss in this matchup.

Framingham nearly won the game in the fourth set when they held a 2-1 set advantage. Saint Joseph’s was able to win the fourth set by a slim margin of 25-23.

Brandee Thomas finished the game with a career-high 22 kills. Brandey Rodriguez pitched in 14 kills of her own.

Alyssa Cafarelli totaled 31 digs, while Mackenzie Whalen contributed 50 set assists and 16 defensive digs. Deidre Fay had 15 digs, while Brenna Marquis came away with 13. Grace Caughey wrapped up the double-digit digs with 10 of her own.

The Rams’ next games on Saturday came against Emerson, and later, Connecticut College.

In the first game of the day against Emerson, the Rams lost in four sets. The first set went to Emerson 25-11, while the second belonged to the Rams as they won 25-22. In the third set, Emerson won by double-digits again with a 25-10 win. In the final set, the Rams nearly forced a fifth set as they lost 25-23.

Thomas led the game in kills with 15. Caughey followed her with five.

Whalen came away with 19 set assists and eight digs, while Cafarelli contributed 12 defensive digs and three assists.

Later on, against Connecticut College, the Rams lost in three straight sets.

Despite the sweep, the Rams kept it close throughout the game. In the first set, the Rams lost 25-21, then 25-12 in the second, and nearly mounted a comeback but fell short in the third set 26-24.

Thomas led the Rams in kills again with 13. Fay followed her with eight kills.

Cafarelli came away with 11 digs, while Caughey pitched in eight kills and seven digs.

The Rams drop to 16-13 on the season.

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