Women's Volleyball Falls to Owls, 3-0, in Little East Opener

2019 Women's Volleyball Team Photo

Providence R.I.—Freshman middle hitter Angelly Polanco (Providence, RI) finished with seven kills as the Rhode Island College women's volleyball team opened up Little East Conference play in a 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-11) loss to Keene State at The Murray Center.

THE BASICS
Keene State 3, Rhode Island College 0
Keene State (11-3, 1-0 LEC)
Rhode Island College (2-7, 0-1 LEC)

HOW IT HAPPENED
• Keene State took a 16-12 lead in the first set before embarking on a 9-2 run to close out the frame with a 25-16 win. The Owls hit .583 (16-2-24) in the first set.

• The second set was tied, 8-8, before the visitors ripped off a 17-6 run to win the frame, 25-14, and build a 2-0 advantage.

• The Owls and Anchorwomen were tied, 7-7, in the final set, but Keene State continued its offensive dominance an went on to win, 25-11, to pick up its first conference win of the season. 

• Sophomore outside hitter Amelia Murphy (North Attleboro, MA) finished with six kills, while senior setter Jacqueline Jutras (Foster, RI) handed out 22 assists and picked up four digs.

• Keene State was paced by sophomore outside hitter Ali McLoughlin (Melbourne, FL), who hit .667 (15-1-21) and notched 15 kills. Junior outside hitter Megan Palmer (East Islip, NY) hit .600 (11-2-15) with 11 kills.

• Junior setter Bailey Wilson (Moorpark, CA) handed out 32 assists and senior libero Olivia Mathieu (Derry, NH) picked up a match-high 14 digs.

BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC hit .028 (23-21-71), while the Owls hit .565 (46-7-69).

• KSC led in digs, 27-12 and service aces, 4-3.

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Becker on Tuesday, Sept. 24 (7 p.m.).