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Lady Knights beat Bergen but fall to No. 18 Monroe
The CCRI Lady Knights volleyball team traveled to New Rochelle, NY to play a tri-match between the hosting No. 18 ranked (NJCAA DII volleyball poll) Mustangs of Monroe College and the Bulldogs of Bergen Community College from Paramus, NJ. The Lady Knights defeated the Bulldogs of Bergen CC 25-12, 25-10 and 25-15 but lost to the nationally ranked Mustangs 25-22, 25-12 and 27-25. With the split the Lady Knights are now 21-6 on the season.
In the first match versus Bergen CC the Lady Knights swept the Bulldogs three straight 25-12, 25-10 and 25-15. Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Janny Cabrera (Providence, RI) with eight kills, seven digs, three blocks, three aces and two assists, followed by Co-Captain Paula Cadavid (Lincoln, RI) with six kills, five digs and two aces. Also helping the Lady Knights was Co-Captain Annie Ragan (North Kingstown, RI) with 15 assists, five digs and two kills while Haley Greenwood (Goldsboro, NC) added eight digs and four service aces to the Lady Knights’ attack.
In the second match the Lady Knights did not fair as well against the high powered Mustangs. The Lady Knights got solid performances from Co-Captain Annie Ragan with a team-leading 11 digs and 10 assists followed by Janny Cabrera with 10 digs and three kills. Also helping CCRI was Co-Captain Paula Cadavid with eight digs and five kills, Zorymar Nieves (Pawtucket, RI) added six digs while Chelsea O’Connor (Pawtucket, RI) and Haley Greenwood both added four digs apiece.
The Lady Knights’ final match will be this Saturday the 27th when they will host the Lynx of New Hampshire Technical Institute from Concord, NH at 12 noon. This will be Lady Knights’ sophomore Day for the three CCRI Sophomores: Co-Captain Paula Cadavid (Lincoln, RI), Co-Captain Annie Ragan (North Kingstown, RI) and Alyssa Roberti (Cranston, RI).
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program