STANDISH, Maine – Meg Kerek notched career bests Saturday afternoon, but the rookie's career day would not be enough as Suffolk volleyball dropped a straight set decision to Framingham State at Saint Joseph's (Maine)'s Harold Alfond Center. The non-conference setback came by set scores 25-6, 25-20 and 25-5.
SCORE: Suffolk 0, Framingham State 3
RECORDS: Suffolk (12-13) | Framingham State (12-16)
SET ONE RECAP (25-6, FRAMINGHAM STATE)
- Suffolk put the first two points on the board thanks to back-to-back aces by Rachel Fancy.
- It was all Framingham State from there as FSU took a 17-4 lead and turned that into a 25-6 first frame victory.
SET TWO RECAP (25-20, FRAMINGHAM STATE)
- Four ties and a pair lead changes were exchanged in the second stanza.
- FSU grabbed the final lead and remained in front at 10-11.
- The blue-and-gold was outscored 6-3 to fall behind 19-13.
- Suffolk made up ground thanks to a 5-1 run to pull within two, 20-18.
- Down the stretch, FSU outscored Suffolk 5-2 to lock up the second set win, 25-20.
SET THREE RECAP (25-5, FRAMINGHAM STATE)
- Suffolk fell in a 15-3 hole and could not dig itself out of it as FSU cruised to a 25-5 third frame win to seal the sweep.
- Kerek led Suffolk's offense with seven kills with the rookie adding nine digs.
- Leah Pedersen recorded four kills and two handouts.
- Rachel Fancy had a well-balanced performance with 13 assists, nine digs, a pair of aces and kills, respectively, as well as one block.
- Dakhensey Marcellus paced the blue-and-gold's defensive unit with 17 digs.
- Kerek produced career bests in kills (7) and digs (9).
Suffolk remains on the road as it enters the final week of regular season action as the Rams visit Colby Sawyer Tuesday, Oct. 24 for a 7 p.m. tilt.