09.23.12: The CCRI Lady Knights volleyball team continued hosting the CCRI Volleyball Classic on Sunday. On Sunday they faced the Falcons of Lackawanna College and lost in two straight games 19-25 and 19-25. Though the Lady Knights lost that match they still went into the play-offs with the No.1 seed. They would await the winner of the New Hampshire Tech versus Springfield JV match. Springfield defeated NHTI 2-1 and won the deciding game in a 17-15 thriller.
With the victory the Pride of Springfield College JV would once again face-off against the Lady Knights on CCRI for the third time this season. The Lady Knights won a tremendous three game match 16-25, 25-15 and 15-12. With the victory the Lady Knights win the CCRI Volleyball Classic and improve their overall record to 4-2 on the season.
In the Championship match the Lady Knights dropped the first game 16-25 but then rallied to win two straight top take the Classic. Offensively, the Lady Knights were led by Janny Cabrera (Providence, RI) with a Tournament-high 16 kills while adding three blocks and two digs. She was helped by Co-Captain Paula Cadavid (Lincoln, RI) who charted a tournament-high 23 assists while adding six digs and two kills. Also helping the Lady Knights was Libero Haley Greenwood (Goldsboro, NC) with a match-high 10 digs while Meagan Del Re (Coral Springs, FL) added five kills, four digs, and two blocks. Rounding out the CCRI top performers were Jenna Ayala (Paterson, NJ) and Zorymar Nieves (Pawtucket, RI) with four digs and a kill apiece.
CCRI Head Coach Samantha Amaral commented after the Classic “For day two I have two MVP candidates because without both of these girls this team would not have won the CCRI Classic. My two MVPs go to Co-Captain Paula Cadavid and Janny Cabrera. Co-Captain Annie (Ragan) was able to make it to the second day of the tournament so Paula had to take her place as leader of the court and also setter. Paula embraced the challenge. She practiced all week to get her (teammates) heads where they needed to be. Janny took over the Championship game. No one could stop the power behind Janny’s forceful kills. Her passion for the sport and her team cannot be taught. Paula finished the weekend with 35 assists, 16 kills, four blocks and six aces while Janny finished the weekend with three assists, 50 kills, 28 blocks, and eight aces.”
The next match for the Lady Knights will be Tuesday the 25th when they travel to Springfield, MA to play the Pride of Springfield JV for a 4:30pm match.
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