10.06.12: The CCRI Lady Knights volleyball team traveled to New Rochelle, NY to play the No. 19 ranked (NJCAA DII poll) Mustangs of Monroe College on Saturday. The Lady Knights lost to the Mustangs 14-25, 13-25 and 20-25 in a best-three-of-five match. With the loss the Lady Knights fall to 11-4 on the season.
The No. 19 ranked Mustangs will be one of the strongest teams the Lady Knights will face this season and in the District. The Lady Knights came out a little slow at first before starting to believe in on and other. CCRI Head Coach Samantha Amaral commented “It was hard to watch my team fall the way they did because I know how good my girls are and can be. Zorymar (Nieves) is the reason why we started to fight towards the end and almost won. I didn't put her in game one or two. I asked her game three if she could do something different and pump this team up. Her answer was ‘Let’s do this!’ I loved it! She came in and pumped up her teammates, so for a while was a strong battle. I saw them shine. I was happy the way they ended that game, they may have not won but, left their hearts on that court. However, the Lady Knights are excited to host and win versus Monroe this Friday!”
The Lady Knights were led by Janny Cabrera (Providence, RI) with 10 kills and five blocks and Co-Captain Annie Ragan (North Kingstown, RI) with 17 assists to go with seven digs. They were helped by Co-Captain Paula Cadavid (Lincoln, RI) with seven kills and 11 digs while Libero Haley Greenwood (Goldsboro, NC) added 10 digs to help the Lady Knights.
The next match for the Lady Knights will be tonight Tuesday October 9th when they will travel to Concord, NH to play the Lynx of New Hampshire Technical Institute.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls 17,760 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.