The CCRI Lady Knights’ volleyball team continued play in the New York Classic on Sunday at Monroe College in New Rochelle, NY. CCRI faced Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) and Potomac State Community College (PSCC). The Lady Knights defeated the DTCC 3-0 but fell to PSCC 0-3. With the split the Lady Knights are now 5-13 on the season.
“Wow what a change in my ladies today!” Commented head Coach Sam Amaral. She added “Before the game Will (Amaral) and I told the girls to inspire us today and they did just that! Though they came out of the gate slowly, as the games went on they woke up and played their game. They were communicating and playing like as one unit. I was very impressed on how determined the girls were to bring home this victory.”
Co-Captain Delyn Pizzaro (Homestead, FL) finished the game with four kills and four blocks. Freshman Victoria Parente (Johnston, RI) finished with two aces one dig while Sarah Keomorokot (Pawtucket, RI) had seven kills and eight digs and Ormarie Colon (Providence, RI) had five kills, nine digs, four aces and one block. Rounding out the CCRI attack was Emily Taylor (South Kingstown, RI) had six aces, 19 assist, five digs and a block and Hannah Derefaka (West Warwick, RI) had four blocks and two kills.
“This was another frustrating match” commented Coach Amaral. She added “I felt as a coach we could have taken this match. Our Lady Knights made too many errors on the net and passing. We had some shining moments but unfortunately it was too late in the game to turn it around for a win.”
Delyn Pizzaro finished the game with four kills and three blocks and was helped by Sarah Keomorokot who had 12 digs. Rounding out the CCRI top performers was Ormarie Colon who had 11 digs, Emily Taylor contributed two aces, 17 assist and 14 digs while Kayleigh Clauson (Wakefield, RI) finished with 11 digs.
The next matches for the Lady Knights will be next weekend when CCRI travels to Hagerstown, MD to and will continue to fight for victories against some very good Division II programs at Hagerstown 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.
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