PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence College Volleyball team swept the 13th Annual Friar Classic on Sept. 8-9. Providence defeated Rider, Holy Cross, St. Francis Brooklyn, and Fairleigh Dickinson on its way to 4-0 weekend record. The Friars have started 10-0 on the season, which, according to achieves dating back to 1989, is the Friars best start in program history.
-Sophomore Addison Root (Wichita, Kan.) recorded three double-doubles throughout the tournament. Against Rider, Root had 14 kills and 14 digs, against Holy Cross, she had 19 kills and 13 digs, and against St. Francis Brooklyn, she tallied 11 kills and 12 digs.
-The Friars had at least two players with double digit kills in each match.
-In a four set match against Holy Cross, Providence had four players with double digit digs, led by sophomore Jenae Alderson (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) with 19.
-Providence won 12 of 13 possible sets.
-Root was named the MVP of the tournament and Lindsey Schaible (Tampa, Fla.) was named to the All-Tournament team.
MATCH NOTES AGAINST RIDER:
- Root led the Friars in both kills (14) and digs (14)
- Barber led the team in assists with 34.
- McKenzie Lydon (Stuart, Fla.) recorded 12 digs.
MATCH NOTES AGAINST HOLY CROSS:
-Alderson, Root, and Barber all recorded double-doubles. Alderson tallied 18 kills and 19 digs. Root recorded 19 kills and 13 digs. Barber recorded 52 assists and 12 digs.
-Lydon added 12 digs as well.
MATCH NOTES AGAINST ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN:
-Alderson and junior Megan Onyundo (Woodbridge, Va.) co-led the Friars in kills with 11 each.
-Lydon tallied 14 digs to lead the Providence defensive effort. Root added 12 digs as well.
-Barber led the Friars in assists with 23. Junior Catherine Harding (Kalamazoo, Mich.) also contributed 15 assists.
MATCH NOTES AGAINST FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON:
- Onyundo led the Friars with 14 kills. Alderson also tallied double-digit kills with 11.
- The Friars had three players with double-digit digs. Baber led Providence with 15, while Root had 12 and Lydon had 10.
-Barber recorded a double-double in the match by also leading the Friars in assists with 32.
The Friars host crosstown rival Brown University at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12.
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