Suffolk at Rivier
BOSTON – The Suffolk volleyball team will play its fourth straight match on the road when it travels to Nashua, New Hampshire for a GNAC contest Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Suffolk volleyball team crossed the Boston Common Saturday afternoon for a non-conference tri-match against Curry and Emerson. The Rams were defeated by the Colonels, 3-1, before falling in straight sets to the hosts Lions.
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RUN DOWN ON THE RAMS
Suffolk looks to snap a three-match skid that put the Rams at 4-12 overall and 1-4 in the GNAC.
Bridget Allison continues to be a force for Suffolk's offense as the freshman sports a team-best 1.85 kps. Chidera Nwankwo has shined throughout play as of late for the Rams as the first-year adds 1.66 kps off a team-best .201 hitting clip. Rookie Talia Lombardo contributes on both sides of the net leading the team in digs (3.36 dps) and turns in 1.58 kps. Liz Kerek has been Suffolk's staple setter as the sophomore hands out 4.36 aps. Nwanwko excels at the net as the Rams with 0.47 bps.
RADAR ON THE RAIDERS
Unlike the Rams, Rivier is on a three-match win streak that moved its record to 13-4 overall and 2-0 against GNAC opponents.
Lauren Silverman ranks second in the GNAC with a team-best 3.20 kps with Emily O'Reilly's 9.71 aps leading the conference setters. Silverman's 1.09 bps is atop the league with Bethany Treveino (3.93) coming in fourth with digs per frame.
SERVING UP ACES
Suffolk scored 19 aces in a straight set victory over Massachusetts Maritime, marking the most aces for a Rams' squad since 2011. Freshman Talia Lombardo tallied eight aces in the victory, the most for a Ram since Melissa Griffin '12 served that number in a 3-1 victory over Eastern Nazarene September 22, 2011.
In GNAC action, Suffolk has served 35 aces to sit fourth in service aces in GNAC competition.
|WHERE WE STAND||GNAC||CONFERENCE|
|Saint Joseph's (Maine)
Johnson & Wales
St. Joseph (Conn.)
Suffolk hosts its first home tri-match of the season Saturday when the Rams entertain Plymouth State (11 a.m.) and Salem State (3 p.m.) inside Regan Gymnasium.