Suffolk vs. Pine Manor
Suffolk vs. Lesley
BOSTON – The Suffolk volleyball team closes its four-match home stand with two mid-week matches versus Pine Manor and Lesley. The Rams host the Gators Tuesday, before welcoming Lesley to Regan Gymnasium Wednesday night. Both matches will begin at 7 p.m.
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LAST TIME OUT
In its first home tri-match of the year, the Suffolk volleyball team fell victims to Plymouth State, 3-0, and Salem State, 3-1, at Regan Gymnasium Saturday.
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RUN DOWN ON THE RAMS
Suffolk could not find its way out of a six-match hole last weekend as it lost a straight set match to Plymouth and a 3-1 decision to Salem State to drop to 4-15 overall.
Bridget Allison (1.84 kps) contributes a team-best kills per set to the Rams offense as Chidera Nwankwo (1.63 kps) and Talia Lombardo (1.59 kps) average of 1.50 kps. Liz Kerek leads Suffolk to a .076 hitting percentage by dishing out 4.19 aps.
On the defensive side of the net, Suffolk receives 3.25 dps from Lombardo with Emme Feeney chipping in 3.17 dps. Nwankwo adds 0.43 bps to the defensive effort.
GET TO KNOW THE GATORS
Pine Manor (3-16) is in a similar slump like Suffolk as the Gators have dropped eight in a row, winning just a single set in those outings.
Natasia Franklin's 1.63 kps leads the way with Jenna Hall (1.39) and Mary Owen (1.25) contribute over 1.00 kps to the Gators' offense. Ashley Whiteshield has spearheaded the assist responsibilities, dishing out 3.62 aps. Carline Kirksey-Almond is Pine Manor's defensive force with 3.02 dps.
LITTLE BIT 'BOUT THE LYNX
In its last match, Lesley swept Bay Path College to improve to 9-7 overall.
Kaylee Deluga and Anni Abbruzzese pace the Lynx offense with 2.89 kps and 2.74 kps, respectively. Emily Marden is Lesley's primary setter
Danielle McDonald's 4.41 dps leads Lesley on the defensive side of the net with Abbruzzese (3.21 dps) adding to the effort.
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.
|WHERE WE STAND||GNAC||CONFERENCE|
Johnson & Wales
Saint Joseph's (Maine)
St. Joseph (Conn.)
Suffolk heads out on the road Saturday for a tri-match at Lasell where it will also take on Curry.