Sept. 19, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College volleyball team (5-7) will host the Friar Classic on Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21 in Alumni Hall. Howard, Morgan State and St. Francis (N.Y.) will make the trip to Providence, R.I. This year marks the ninth year of the tournament. Providence is 1-0 on the year when playing at home in Alumni Hall.
The Friars will open play on Friday, Sept. 20, when they face St. Francis at 7:00 p.m. Providence will then take on Morgan State (9:00 a.m.) and Howard (3:00 p.m.) on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Providence has more total kills on the season (492) than its opponents (475). The Friars also lead their opponents in assists (459-451), service aces (68-64) and digs (672-656). Four of Providence's five wins have come in three sets.
The Friars enter the match led by junior Mackenzie Ziegler (Portage, Wis.) who has 115 kills. Sophomore Jordan Wiesler (Coconut Creek, Fla.) has recorded 388 assists and freshman Michelle Cruz (Midland Park, N.J.) has registered 196 digs.
SCOUTING HOWARD: Howard brings a record of 8-3 on the season and will play at Manhattan College on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 5:00 p.m. The Bison are led by Katherine Broussard who has 138 kills. Stephanie Shultis has tallied 374 assists and Allyson Lods has recorded 187 digs.
SCOUTING MORGAN STATE: The Bears have a record of 3-7 on the season. Morgan State is led by Samantha Prescott who has 70 kills and 112 digs. Natalie Chafeh has a team-best 271. The Bear's last game was Wednesday, Sept. 18, a 3-0 win against La Salle.
SCOUTING ST. FRANCIS: The Terries enter the Friar Classic with a 3-10 record. St. Francis is led by Maggie Niu who has 130 kills. Kamalei Clifton has 156 assists and Feliz Ramirez has 136 digs. The team lost its last game, 3-1, to Saint Peter's on Tuesday, Sept. 17
Ninth Annual Friar Classic
Friday, September 20
Morgan State vs. Howard - 5:00 p.m.
St. Francis vs. Providence - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 21
Morgan State vs. Providence - 9:00 a.m.
St. Francis vs. Howard - 11:00 a.m.
Morgan State vs. St. Francis - 1:00 p.m.
Howard vs. Providence - 3:00 p.m.