Game One: Rivier University 3 vs. Lasell College 0
(Nashua, N.H.) The Rivier University Raiders swept the Lasers of Lasell College this afternoon in the first of two conference matches on the day. The Raiders found themselves victorious after going toe-to-toe with the Lasers and earned themselves a conference win that lifts their overall record to 15-7 and 6-0 in conference play. The loss drops the Lasers to 12-12, 6-4 GNAC.
Junior David Smith (Clinton, Ohio) led the Raiders with a total of 18.5 points. The outside hitter tallied 15 kills on 24 attempts, he also collected 3 aces, hitting at .500.
Junior Francis Kokoros (Braintree, Mass.) dropped 10 kills out of 18 attempts hitting at .444.
Upperclassmen Dashuan Graham (Highland Falls, N.Y.) and Khaynen Yocca (Pittsburgh, Pa.) tallied 7 kills apiece.
Junior setter Pedro Campos (Downey, Calif.) hooked his teammates up with 35 scoring opportunities. He also demonstrated some strong defense tallying 10 digs.
Game Two: Rivier University 3 vs. Emerson 1
The Raiders dropped the second set against the Lions, however made sure to not make the same mistake twice.
The scores were 25-19, 21-25, 25-18 & 25-22.
Point Leaders included Rookie Jack Normandin (Clifton Park, N.Y.) racked up 14 kills on 28 attempts hitting at .357. He also collected 6 digs and 2 blocks.
Behind Normandin was David Smith (Clinton, Ohio) with 8 kills on 12 attempts. He hit at an efficient .667.
Freshman Kristjan Cortez (Fremont, Calif.) put up some great numbers hitting at .417 after tallying 7 kills on 12 attempts.
Junior John Equitani (Coventry, RI) put down 5 kills on 8 attempts hitting at .375.
Freshman Sokunbuth Ly (Lowell, Mass.) collected 3 kills and 4 digs.
Next up for the Raiders will be a trip to New London, N.H. to face Colby-Sawyer College on Saturday at 7:00PM. As for the Lions of Emerson College, they'll take a trip down to Providence, R.I. to face Johnson and Wales University at 7:00PM on Saturday.