Women's Volleyball Falls at Eastern Connecticut, 3-1

Jessica Brielmaier
Jessica Brielmaier

Willimantic, Conn.--Sophomore outside hitter Amelia Murphy (North Attleboro, MA) led the Anchorwomen with 14 kills and four digs as the Rhode Island College women's volleyball team fell to Eastern Connecticut, 3-1 (18-25, 16-25, 25-23, 25-19), at the Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium on Wednesday evening.

THE BASICS
Eastern Connecticut State University 3, Rhode Island College 1
Eastern Connecticut (8-5, 3-0 LEC)
Rhode Island College (5-9, 0-3 LEC)

HOW IT HAPPENED
• Eastern Connecticut controlled the first set from the start. The Anchorwomen came within one point, 4-3, before the Warriors used a 10-2 run to gain momentum that led to the hosts capturing the first set by seven, 25-18. 

• The second set also went in favor of the Warriors. The Anchorwomen saw an early, 1-0, lead disappear as ECSU scored five straight points and never looked back, capturing the set by nine, 25-16.

• The third set began with the Anchorwomen jumping out to a 17-7 lead. Eastern Connecticut did not fold, they came as close as two, 21-19, before RIC slammed the door to win the set, 25-23.

• The fourth set was dominated by the hosts as they jumped out to a 17-5 lead. The Anchorwomen refused to give up, as they used a 14-2 run of their own to come within one point, 19-18, before eventually falling in the set, 25-19, to end the match in favor of ECSU.

• RIC senior middle hitter Jessica Brielmaier (West Greenwich, RI) had nine kills and one dig. Freshman outside hitter Angelly Polanco (Providence, RI) had seven kills and senior setter Jacqueline Jutras (Foster, RI) handed out a match-high 30 assists. 

BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC hit .154 (45-22-149), while ECSU hit .228 (56-19-162)

• The Warriors held the advantage in kills, 56-45, and digs, 71-63. 

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East action at home vs. Castleton on Saturday, Oct. 5 (Noon).