Warwick, R.I. – October 13, 2015: The CCRI Lady Knights volleyball team hosted the Bulldogs of Bunker Hill Community College from Charlestown, MA on Saturday for their Dig Pink Event Saturday. The Lady Knights swept the Bulldogs 3-0. With the victory CCRI improves to 13-6 overall and 3-0 in Region XXI play.
The Lady Knights dominated the match form the very beginning and did not let up. Head Coach Samantha Amaral was able to utilize more players in this game and give valuable experience in game situations as they prepare for the post season. After holding BHCC to just three points in the first set they kept the pedal to the floor by sweeping the next two games allowing just nine and 11 points. Coach Amaral commented “The Lady Knights came to win it all today! They were playing to show just how much they have improved since the season started. Everyone all played hard today. This game was fun because I as a coach was able to utilize reserves for a longer stretch. It is a blessing to have a first and second string that are every close in skill level. In addition, some played new positions that they were not use to playing and played very well! The Lady Knights practice very hard each and every day. The Lady Knights want to bring home the District Championship, and we feel that we will achieve that goal as every game, every practice the girls continue to improve.”
Freshman Amanda LaCroix (East Freetown, MA) finished with 13 kills, 17 digs and five aces followed by Dominique Baron (Middletown, MA) who finished with five kills and two aces. Sophia Mazzocca (Lakeville, MA) finished with five kills and Alexis Mirabile (Cranston, RI) had one kill, two aces and a block. Tri-Captain Emily Taylor (South Kingstown, RI) finished with 30 assist, three kills, a block and four aces while Victoria Parente (Johnston, RI) added three kills and three assists.
The Lady Knights travel to Rockville, MD to play in a tri-match versus the host Montgomery College and Delaware Tech Saturday October 17th beginning at 9:00am.
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.