Women's Volleyball sweeps through Day Two at Pride Invitational

Women's Volleyball sweeps through Day Two at Pride Invitational

(Weston, MA) The Rivier University Women's Volleyball wrapped up their trip to the Pride Invitational this afternoon with a pair of victories over Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Regis College.

Senior Nicole Peacock (Warwick, RI) was selected to the Invitational's All-Invitational team for her efforts in the four games - leading Rivier to a 3-1 record and second place finish.

Rivier University 3, WPI 0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-17)

Rivier used set scores of 25-15, 25-19, and 25-17 en route to a 3-0 sweep of WPI in game two of the Pride Invitational. Nicole Peacock (Warwick, R.I.) led the Raiders attack with 13 kills, while Lauren Silverman (Chelmsford, Mass.) added nine of her own in the win. Molly McCormack (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) and Nicole Boucher (Windham, N.H.) posted five kills apiece and McCormack also added eight digs. Jessica Amaral (East Providence, R.I.) led the Raiders defense with 14 digs and Emily O'Reilly (San Francisco, Calif.) had 26 assists to go with three block assists.

The Engineers were led by four kills apiece from Maddy Werth (Bedford, Mass.), Kenzie Whalen (Hollis, N.H.), and Adrienne Weishaar (Chester, N.H.). Sarah Cook (New Paltz, N.Y.) and Cassandra Tomerlin (La Quinta, Calif.) led the WPI defense with five digs each, while Werth and Brianna Parent (Epping, N.H.) each added four digs. The Engineers had 10 service aces in the match, led by Tomerlin's three. Caroline Meyer (Easton, Mass.) dished out 10 assists in the setback.

Rivier University 3, Regis College 0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-18)

Rivier University wrapped up the 2013 Pride Invite with a 3-0 win (25-14, 25-20, 25-18) over host Regis College in the final match of the day. Nicole Peacock (Warwick, R.I.) led the Raiders with eight kills, while Morgan Peck (Sudbury, Mass.) had six kills and Molly McCormack (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) had five of her own in the win. Chelsey Hussey (Lebanon, Conn.) led Rivier with six digs, while Nikki Deluga (Cotuit, Mass.) and McCormack had five digs each. Emily O'Reilly (San Francisco, Calif.) handed out a team-best 21 assists to go with four service aces. Jessica Amaral (East Providence, R.I.) also added four aces to go with four digs.

The Pride were led by nine kills from Jackie Silver (West Hills, Calif.) while Sara Casullo (Little Falls, N.Y.) chipped in seven of her own. Kristina del Rey (Miami, Fla.) and Sam Bliss (Framingham, Mass.) added five kills apiece as well. Sara Gold (North Hollywood, Calif.) registered 15 digs on the afternoon, while Marilia Ramos (Chimbote, Peru) led the Pride with 25 assists.