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Lady Knights Fall to Rockland in District Semifinal


Maddie Capwell

Maddie Capwell

Warwick, R.I. – November 1, 2021: The CCRI Lady Knights Volleyball Team travelled to Queensborough Community College in Queens, NY to compete in the NJCAA Division III Volleyball Northeast A/B District Championship on Saturday. The Lady Knights faced Region XV runner-up Rockland Community college in the District Semifinal game with the opportunity to advance to the NJCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball National Tournament November 11-13 in Rochester, MN. The Lady Knights lost to the Hawks of Rockland 3-0: 25-16, 25-17 & 25-15. With the loss CCRI ends their season with a 7-3 record and as Region XXI Champions.

The Lady Knights came into the Northeast District Tournament after winning their first Region XXI Tournament since 2016. However, the Lady Knights had a tough road ahead of them facing the Region XV runner-up Hawks of Rockland CC who came into the Districts with an impressive 14-5 record and the Region XV Champion Queensborough CC who came into the Tournament with a 16-2 record. However, then Lady Knights were out to extend their season and return to the NJCAA National Tournament for the first time since 2016.

CCRI and Rockland faced off in the Northeast District Semifinal in the first match of the day. The Hawks of Rockland came out of the gates very hot and put the Lady Knights on their heels by winning the first game 25-16. Rockland maintained their momentum into the second game as they cruised to a 25-17 victory. In the third game, though the Lady Knights were battling their best, the Hawks kept their foot on the gas as they went on to win the match with a third game 25-15 victory. Tough day for the Lady Knights but it was an excellent season for CCRI who earned their first Region Title since 2016.

Leading the way for the Lady Knights was co-captain Madison Capwell (Coventry, RI) who led the Lady Knights with 11 kills and nine digs. Freshman Savanna Martinez (Central Falls, RI) had four kills and six digs. Co-captain Kelsey Conway (Coventry, RI) offered 19 assists, four digs, and a kill. Also helping CCRI in the Districts was freshman Libero Aliana Winn (Lincoln, RI) led The Lady Knights with 15 digs and three service aces. Once again, it was an excellent season for the Lady Knights who end the season as 2021 Region XXI Champions.

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The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 10,000 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.