Volleyball falls to Fighting Scots

FSU’s volleyball team hosted the Gordon College Fighting Scots for a non-conference match Oct. 30.

The first set was tight with neither team being able to hold an extensive lead throughout. 

A kill by sophomore Brandee Thomas put the Rams up 22-20, but Gordon pushed back to tie the score at 23-23. 

Gordon took the first set 25-23 after the Rams made two consecutive errors. 

The second set was much of the same with both teams repeatedly taking the lead, then allowing their opponent to tie it up. 

After being tied 19-19, the Rams were able to take the lead after a kill by senior Deidre Fay. 

An additional kill by Thomas allowed Framingham to hold their lead near the end, but the Fighting Scots came back to win the second set 25-22 and extended their lead to 2-0 for the match. 

The Rams took the lead early in the third set and held onto it for much of the set. 

Gordon came back to tie the score 22-22, but Framingham ultimately won the set 25-23. 

Sophomore Alyssa Cafarelli said this was the first set the Rams have ever won against Gordon. 

“Winning a set to Gordon was exciting, especially giving it all that we had,” she said. 

The Fighting Scots took an early 5-0 lead in the fourth set, but allowed the Rams to tie it up 9-9. 

After that, Gordon took off and won the final set 25-14, winning the match 3-1. 

Despite the loss, Framingham still had impressive stats for the game. Cafarelli led the team in digs with 18, closely followed by Fay with 15. 

Thomas had 18 kills and a whopping 52 total attempts by the end of the match. 

Junior Morgan Failla led with 37 set assists for the team and junior Brandey Rodriguez had three service aces for the match. 

“It would have been nice to take the entire thing from them and win the match, but I am looking forward to playoffs next week,” Cafarelli said. 

The Rams are now 16-11 on the season and 5-1 in the MASCAC. 

They will host the Worcester State Lancers for their last regular season match Nov. 2. 

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