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Lady Knights Volleyball Sweeps MassBay 3-0!


Maddie Capwell vs MassBay Maddie Capwell

Warwick, R.I. – October 12, 2021: The CCRI Lady Knights Volleyball team hosted the Buccaneers of MassBay Community College from Wellesley, MA to the Flanagan Fieldhouse as part of a tri-match with Massasoit Community College.  In the first match of the day the Lady Knights defeated the Buccaneers of MassBay 3-0: 25-15, 25-9 & 25-15. With the victory the Lady Knights’ record improves to 3-3 on the season and in Region XXI play.

The Lady Knights faced the Buccaneers for the first time this season and dominated play from the first serve through the one-sided three set victory. The Lady Knights took the first game convincingly 25-15. CCRI built upon that momentum to take the second game 25-9.  In the third game CCRI utilized some of their substitutes in the third game and were still able to win by the comfortable margin of 25-15 and sweep the match 3-0.   

Leading the way statistically for the Lady Knights was co-captain Madison Capwell (Coventry, RI) with a team-leading seven kills with two aces and seven digs.  Co-captain Kelsey Conway (Coventry, RI) ran the Lady Knights offense flawlessly with 21 assists while adding three kills and ace and two digs.  Freshman Courtney Essex (South Kingstown, RI) added three kills and three aces.  Freshman Libero Aliana Winn (Lincoln, RI) also played very well by contributing a team-high 14 digs and led the Lady Knights with four aces.  

The Lady Knights face the Warriors of Massasoit Community College in the final match of the Tri-match on Saturday to see if they can get their record above .500.

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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.