Women's Volleyball upends Colby-Sawyer, 3-1

Women's Volleyball upends Colby-Sawyer, 3-1

(Nashua, NH) The Rivier University Women's Volleyball team defeated visiting Clby-Sawyer College 3-1 this evening in front of a bunch of dressed up fans on Halloween inside the Muldoon Gymnasium.

Rivier won the four set game by scores of 12-25, 25-10, 25-14 and 27-25.

Senior Nicole Peacock (Warwick, RI) totaled the game high with 12 kills and freshman Molly McCormack (Ballston Lake, NY) added 10 kills as the Raiders improve to 22-8 on the season. Freshman Lauren Silverman (Chelmsford, MA) also had a superb game as she laced 8 kills while swinging at a .412 clip. Sophomore Emily O'Reilly (San Francisco, CA) contributed 38 assists on the evening and senior Jessica Amaral (East Providence, RI) had 25 digs to pace the defensive effort. McCormack also recorded double-digit digs with 12.

Colby-Sawyer was led by Emilee McBride who had 10 kills and Jackie Keating who finished with 9 kills. Laura Smolinski had 28 assists and Ally Le-Bruno recorded 22 digs.

With the loss, Colby-Sawyer falls to 22-10 overall on the season.

The Raiders will have two more matches as they prepare themselves for the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Tournament next week. On Saturday afternoon, they will travel to Dartmouth, Mass. and compete in a tri-match with UMass-Dartmouth and the University of Southern Maine. Colby-Sawyer will return to action on Friday, November 9th as they begin play in the North Atlantic Conference Tournament.