BOSTON – Looking to bounce back, Suffolk volleyball returns to the Larry E. Smith and Michael S. Smith Court for a non-conference clash with Lesley on Thursday, September 12. The Rams and Lynx are set for a 7 p.m. start time.
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LAST TIME OUT
In a battle between Boston Commons neighbors, Suffolk volleyball landed on the wrong side of a straight set decision as Emerson prevailed over the Rams Tuesday night at the Larry E. and Michael S. Smith court. The non-conference setback came by set scores 25-13, 25-21 and 25-23.
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Suffolk currently sits at .500 with a 3-3 record.
The Rams sport 9.90 kps, led by a trio of upperclassmen: Hannah Fabiano (2.70 kps), Sarah Mullahy (2.20 kps) and Kayla Barbera (2.05 kps). Reigning GNAC Rookie of the Week, Harmony Johnson, sets up the attack, providing 7.65 aps.
On defense, the blue-and-gold is anchored by freshman Kenzley Bell with 4.60 dps. Meanwhile, Barbera adds 3.00 dps. Mullahy leads the first line of defense with 0.45 bps in front of net.
Lesley holds a 0-2 record after opening matches with Curry and Emmanuel.
Elise Morgan and Cassidy Wygonik lead the Lynx offense with 3.33 kps and 3.00 kps, respectively. The pair also helps defensively. Wygonik provides 2.33 dps, while Morgan adds 2.00 dps. Alison Napoleon runs the offense, dishing out 5.17 aps.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- This is the first matchup between the Rams and Lynx since 2015.
- Since 2007, Suffolk is 3-6 all-time versus Lesley.
- Lesley has won the last two matchups over the Rams, both by a 3-0 score line.
- The Rams last triumph against the Lynx came back in 2013, with a straight set victory.
- The blue-and-gold and Lynx have needed four sets to determine a winner just once with Lesley owning that victory.
- Suffolk and Lesley went the distance on four occasions, with the Lynx holding a 3-1 record in those cases.
- Four of the last five meetings have finished in straight sets, with each school claiming two wins.
Suffolk opens GNAC play this Saturday, Sept. 14 when it travels to New Haven, Connecticut. The road tri-match pits the Rams against Lasell at 1 p.m., and Albertus Magnus at 3 p.m.