Volleyball grabs fourth seed in MASCAC tournament

Ashley Wall / THE GATEPOST

The Framingham State Rams took to the road to face Newbury College on Thursday, Oct. 25. The Rams took down Newbury in just three sets to record the sweep.

Framingham won by scores of 25-11, 25-19, and 25-17.

Deirdre Fay and Brandee Thomas led the Rams with seven kills each in the game. Brandey Rodriguez had five kills of her own.

Alyssa Cafarelli led the team in defensive digs with 18. Both Grace Caughey and Brenna Marquis followed her with 10 digs apiece. Marquis also led the game in service aces with four.

Next, the Rams matched up against Westfield State. The down-to-the-wire game ended with a narrow 3-2 victory for the Owls.

The Rams won the opening set 25-16 but lost the next set by a close margin of 25-23 to tie the match at one set apiece.

Framingham took the third set by a score of 25-19 to bring them within one set of the win. However, the Owls snatched the fourth set with another 25-23 victory. The fifth-and-final set ended in a 15-10 win for Westfield State.

Thomas and Rodriguez led the Rams with 13 kills each.

Cafarelli led the team in digs with 25. Fay followed her with 23 of her own and eight kills. Caughey had 18 to go along with nine kills.

Mackenzie Whalen led the game in set assists with 43, as she accounted for all but six of the team’s set assists on the game.

Framingham finishes the season at 16-14 and will face Bridgewater State in the MASCAC Quarterfinals.

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