09.25.12: The CCRI Lady Knights volleyball team traveled to Springfield, MA to play the Pride of Springfield JV. The Lady Knights defeated the Pride 3-2 in a hard fought five game match. The game scores were: 25-22, 17-25, 14-25, 27-25, and 15-11. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 5-2 on the season.
The Lady Knights battled their way to victory. In the first game they came in with confidences and pride knowing they were going to win. However, in the second and third games they struggled to keep that energy alive and keep the pride going. In the middle of game four Head Coach Samantha Amaral called a time out and told them “You to have fun this game and start playing like true Knights!” It looked like a light came on from there for the girls. They knew they had to win and they battled with Springfield JV. Amaral later added “It takes a strong hearted team to come back and win the entire game. I was very proud as a coach.”
For the match Janny Cabrera (Providence, RI) led CCRI with 13 kills to go with seven digs and six blocks, followed by Co-Captain Annie Ragan (North Kingstown, RI) led the Lady Knights with 28 assists and 15 digs and three blocks, and Co-Captain Paula Cadavid (Lincoln, RI) added 11 kills and 11 digs. Also helping them was Meagan Del Re (Coral Springs, FL) with 14 digs and eight kills and Haley Greenwood (Goldsboro, NC) added 13 digs.
After the match Coach Amaral added “If I would pick one player as my MVP for the day it would be Libero Haley Greenwood. She played lights out today. This girl had no voice and very tired from a long weekend at the classic. However, Haley truly gave it her all in all five games. She never gave up and kept screaming even though nothing would come out. She is the player that you want on your team because she always is striving for the best and always asks me what she could do to be a better player. It could be her best day and she will come up to me and ask what she needs to do different. It is amazing and I love that kind of attitude!” Greenwood had 27 serves in five games. Amaral later commented “Haley’s serves would keep the Pride out of sync throughout the match. Although none were aces she keeps other teams out of their systems, giving our team the advantage.”
The next match for the Lady Knights will be this Friday and Saturday when they will travel to Concord, NH to play in the New Hampshire Tech Invite.
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 for all student-athletes.