Warwick, R.I. – October 26, 2015: The CCRI Lady Knights volleyball team hosted the Bulldogs of Bunker Hill Community College from Charlestown, MA for their final Home match of the season. The Lady Knights celebrated Sophomore Day with their five sophomores playing their final match on the Flanagan Campus of CCRI. The Lady Knights defeated the Bulldogs 3-0 to improve to 15-7 overall and 4-0 in Region XXI play.
Head Coach Samantha Amaral commented about the special day for her sophomores: “As a coach this day is always an emotional day for me. It’s a day where I reflect on the last two years with my sophomores and the growth and success they have had at CCRI. So after a very emotional ceremony we started a very exciting match.” The sophomores led the way to victory showing tremendous determination and heart in their quest to be victorious in their final home match!
Sophomore April Von (Providence, RI) finished with one assist and four digs. Sophomore Tri-Captain Emily Taylor (South Kingstown, RI) was outstanding while finishing her last home game with 28 assist, seven digs, two aces and three kills. Sophomore Ormarie Colon (Providence, RI) had great match finishing with four kills, seven aces and 18 digs. Sophomore Victoria Parente (Johnston, RI) had two kills, two digs and an ace. Helping the sophomores was freshman Sophia Mazzocca (Lakeville, MA) who had five kills, two blocks, and one ace and Amanda LaCroix (East Freetown, MA) finished the match with six kills, an assist, 11 digs and three aces and freshman Tri-Captain Hailey Smith (Cumberland, RI) had six kills, a block and a dig. Rounding out the CCRI highlights was freshman Carol Rodriguez (Pawtucket, RI) who finished the match with five kills and a dig.
Coach Amaral added after the match: “To my Sophomores I am so proud of you and the women you have become on and off the court. Keep up the good work as we prepare for the Districts!”
The next match for the Lady Knights will be at the District L Championship versus Region III and Region XIX the weekend of November 7th-8th. The teams participating in the Districts from other regions are still to be determined.
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.
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