09.22.12: The CCRI Lady Knights volleyball team hosted five schools to the CCRI Flanagan Campus in Lincoln, RI for the CCRI Volleyball Classic over the weekend. The teams were Nassau Community College (NCC) from Garden City, NY; Holyoke Community College (HCC) from Holyoke, MA; Lackawanna College from Scranton, PA; New Hampshire Tech (NHTI) from Concord, NH; and Springfield College JV from Springfield, MA. Below are the CCRI results from the first day of action.
On Saturday the Lady Knights went a perfect 3-0, and in the process avenged the loss from their first contest of the season to Springfield College JV. In their first match they defeated NHTI 25-14 and 25-7. In their second match they defeated Springfield JV 25-21 and 25-20 and in their third match they defeated Nassau Community College 15-25, 25-14 and 15-10. With the three victories the Lady Knights improve to 3-1 on the season.
In the first match versus NHTI the Lady Knights were led by Janny Cabrera (Providence, RI) and Meagan Del Re (Coral Springs, FL) who each had six kills and five digs. They were helped by Co-Captain Annie Ragan (North Kingstown, RI) and who had 13 assists and five digs and Co-Captain Paula Cadavid (Lincoln, RI) with six digs and two kills.
In the second match versus Springfield JV Cabrera elevated her game even more with 10 kills while added seven block and two aces. Janny was again helped by Co-Captain Annie Ragan with 12 assists while Co-Captain Paula Cadavid had five digs. Also helping defensively were Zorymar Nieves (Pawtucket, RI) and Haley Greenwood (Goldsboro, NC) with four digs apiece and Megan Del Re added four blocks.
In their final game of the first day of action Janny Cabrera led the Lady Knights in kills for the third straight match with 10 kills adding six blocks and three digs. Co-Captain Paula Cadavid did a little of everything with six kills, three assists 10 digs and three blocks while fellow Co-Captain Annie Ragan also helped in many categories leading the Lady Knights with 17 assists, while adding 12 digs and two blocks while Haley Greenwood also added 10 digs to help the CCRI defensive effort.
After the action of the first day CCRI Head Coach Samantha Amaral commented “My MVP for the first day would have to be Annie Ragan. Annie was the glue that kept the team together. She is our setter for this year and as we know last year she as a big part of our offence. She was asked to help the team in setting after our setter left the team shortly before the season. Annie took this challenge head on and with a good heart. She knew her team needed her. Annie finished Saturday with 42 assists, seven kills, 21 digs, five blocks and two service aces.”
The Lady Knights continue hosting the Classic on Sunday beginning at 9:00am on the CCRI Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.
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