Oct. 19, 2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. --The Providence College women's volleyball team defeated the Bryant University Bulldogs in their final non-conference match of the year , 3-1, (25-15, 22-25, 25-18, 25-21) in Alumni Hall on Wednesday, October 19.
The Friars (7-17) were led by senior middle blocker Lauren Fletcher (Syracuse, N.Y.) with 11 kills and senior Lauren Hendel (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) with nine kills. Junior libero Cassie Muzzonigro (Gibsonia, Pa.) notched 18 digs, while freshman Colleen McCollom (Indian Head Park, Ill.) and sophomore Anne Powers (La Selva Beach, Calif.) registered 15 digs and 13 digs respectively. Senior setter Carly Morrison (Larkspur, Calif.) ran a masterful performance leading the Friars with 40 assists.
The Friars took the first set, 25-15, behind a solid all-around team performance. Fletcher, Hendel, senior middle blocker Shelagh Dolan (Westford, Mass.) and freshman middle blocker Anna Russian (Round Rock, Texas) each had two kills. Morrison controlled the set with eight assists.
The Bulldogs (9-16) came back to tie the match at one set a piece, taking the second set 25-22 despite six kills from McCollom and 10 assists from Morrison. The Bulldogs were led by Jazmin Stoner and Maria Scocca with three kills apiece. Scocca would lead the Bulldogs overall with 13 kills for the match.
The Friars took the third set 25-18 behind another 10-assist set from Morrison. Powers led the Friars in the fourth set with eight digs while McCollom finished with seven digs for the set. Hendel led the team with four kills.
The Friars were able to hold off a late rally by the Bulldogs and take the set and the match 25-21. Four kills from Fletcher and Hendel led the Friars to victory while Morrison controlled the offense with 12 more assists. The Friars hit .290 in the last set of the match while the Bulldogs were led by Jadith Lorenzo with seven assists.
The Friars return to action next Friday, October 28 to face conference opponent Hartford at 6:00 p.m. The Friars next home match is scheduled for Friday, November 4 versus Binghamton.