BOSTON – The Suffolk women's volleyball team welcomes Rivier to Regan Gymnasium for a Columbus Day GNAC match. The Rams and Raiders are scheduled for a 6 p.m. first serve.
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LAST TIME OUT
In the tail end of its GNAC tri-match at Emmanuel, the Suffolk volleyball team came out on the winning end against Albertus Magnus, sweeping the Falcons at Jean Yawkey Center Saturday.
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RUNDOWN ON THE RAMS
At 9-8 overall, Suffolk has collected the most victories since 2013. In conference action, the Rams are still in the post season hunt with a 2-3 league ledger, which is good for seventh in the standings.
Bridget Allison continues to be a force for Suffolk's offense as the sophomore has led the Rams in kills 10 times and averages 1.95 kps. Chidera Nwankwo and Talia Lombardo are also offensive threats for Suffolk with 1.70 kps and 1.65 kps, respectively. Lombardo has been setting up the offense as well with 2.26 aps, while Liz Kerek (4.29 aps) has handled the majority of the setting responsibilities.
Suffolk's trio offensive threat contributes on the defensive side of things as well. Nwankwo (0.57 bps) and Allison (0.56 bps) are forces at the net with Lombardo pitching in with receptions with 2.81 dps). Jessica Rexrode leads the Rams defense, however, with 3.50 dps.
RADAR ON THE RAIDERS
Rivier swept Anna Maria and Lasell last weekend to move to 18-2 overall and 2-1 in GNAC play.
Lauren Silverman (3.29 kps) and Dana Mott (3.17 kps) knock well-over 3.00 kps thanks to the setting of Hayley Macken (10.09 aps). Silverman's 1.00 bps is second in the league with Bethan Treveino (4.19) coming in fifth with digs per frame.
Suffolk recorded its fourth sweep of the season Saturday versus Albertus Magnus, the most since the Rams notched five in 2014.
Suffolk travels to Plymouth State Thursday, Oct. 13 for a 6 p.m. non-conference contest.