Providence Volleyball Set To Face Crosstown Rival Brown

Sept. 11, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence College Volleyball team is set to host crosstown rivals Brown University on Sept. 12 at 7:00 p.m. The Friars are coming off the 13th Annual Friar Classic where they went 4-0. Providence has begun the season with a 10-0 record. According to archives dating back to 1989, this is the Friars’ best start in program history.


Live Stats vs. Brown University: Sept. 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Live Stream vs. Brown University: Sept. 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Scouting the Friars:
Sophomore Addison Root (Wichita, Kan.) is currently leading the Friars attack. To this point of the season, Root has totaled 121 kills (3.46 k/s). Sophomore Jenae Alderson (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) is second on the team with 108 (3.09 k/s). Freshman Allison Barber (Woodbury, Minn.) has played the role of setter thus far in the season and has tallied 382 assists (11.2 a/s).

Freshman McKenzie Lydon (Stuart, Fla.) has been the defensive specialist for the Friars defense. She leads the Friars with 142 digs (4.06 d/s). Barber, Root and Alderson have all contributed to the team defense as well by tallying 110, 106 and 97 digs, respectively.

Scouting Brown:
The Brown Bears have started the season with a record of 4-2. The Bears last played in the Hampton Inn-vitational where they went 1-2. Brown lost to both Stony Brook and Bryant and defeated Manhattan.

Sabrina Stillwell is leading the Brown attack. Stillwell has recorded 61 kills (2.90 k/s) this season. Setting the attack has been Bailie Salk who has tallied 110 assists (5.24)

Melissa Cairo has been the defensive specialist for the Bears. Cairo averages 4.67 digs per set and has a total of 98 digs on the season.

Last time against Brown:
The Friars last played Brown on Sept. 7, 2016. The Friars and Bears had a back and forth affair, as the match went to five sets. Providence claimed the win by taking the final set, 15-10. The Friars had four players with double-digit kills and three players with double-digit digs.




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