The CCRI Lady Knights volleyball team continued play in the Hagerstown Invite on Sunday. The Lady Knights lost to Frederick CC 0-3 and then Allegany College of Maryland 0-3. With the losses the Lady Knights are now 5-18 on the season.
This was another tough match. The Lady Knights made too many errors and Frederick was playing a great game. In game two the Lady Knights started to do well behind the service line and up at the net. However serve receive was a struggle as FCC rattled-off several straight aces in a row. “We needed to play like a team and it just wasn’t happening this weekend. There were some positive moments in the game. Emily Taylor our setter, played great this weekend. She fought for her team and demanded her team to play hard. Co-Captain Delyn Pizzaro also was the leader I needed her to be on the court. She lead by example and played very hard” commented Head Coach Sam Amaral.
Delyn Pizzaro (homestead, FL) had two kills and three digs while Emily Taylor (South Kingstown, RI) finished with three aces, seven digs and 18 set assists while Co-Captain Lindsey Proulx (Warwick, RI) had three assist, a kill, and eight digs.
“This was a very frustrating match because as a coach I knew my team could have beaten this team. I was so frustrated to see my girls play the way they did. They were defeated and gave up. There is not much to say on this game but I wish my team showed up to play this weekend,” commented Head Coach Sam Amaral after the match. She added “Delyn (Pizzaro) and Emily (Taylor) as I have mentioned before came to play this weekend. I am very proud of how much they have grown these past few months.” Pizzaro had two aces, seven kills and three blocks.
The next matches for CCRI will be next Saturday when they will host Bunker Hill Community College from Boston, MA and Monroe College from New Rochelle, NY for the CCRI Dig Pink/Sophomore Day Invite. The Lady Knights will face BHCC at 9am and Monroe at 12noon. The day will begin with a special Sophomore Day presentation by Coach Amaral beginning at 8:45am.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 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.