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Volleyball Falls to Harford and Richard Bland


Paola Almarante

Paola Almarante

Warwick, R.I. –October 15, 2018: The CCRI Lady Knights volleyball team traveled to Harford Community College in Bel Air, MD to play in a tri-match versus two Division I teams: the host Harford CC and Richard Bland College from Petersburg, VA on Saturday. The Lady Knights lost to Harford 3-0 and Richard Bland 3-0. With the two losses CCRI falls to 11-11 on the season.

CCRI falls to Harford CC (3-0): 25-13, 25-22 & 25-19

The Lady Knights were facing their toughest opponents of the year in the Division I Fighting Owls of Harford Community College. CCRI did their best versus that challenge but came up short in their attempt to mislay the DI power falling in three straight sets.

Though they did not emerge victorious they did have some excellent performances from multiple players. Tri-Captain Ivelisse Serrano Vargas (Arecibo, PR) led the way with 11 Kills, an Ace and five Digs. Jasharilee Diaz (Central Falls, RI) also had an excellent match as well with 10 Kills. Also helping the Lady Knights defensively was Tri-Captain Emily Stengel (Cumberland, RI) with 11 Digs, Paola Almarante (Woonsocket, RI) with 10 Digs and three assists and Danielle D'Andrea (Lincoln, IL) added 17 assists and an Ace.

CCRI falls to Richard Bland College (3-0): 25-13, 25-10 & 25-18

In their second match of the day the Lady Knights faced an even tougher opponent in the Division I Statesmen of Richard Bland College that had only lost four matches all season. the Lady Knights battled as much as they could but the talented Statesmen proved too much for CCRI.

Leading the way for CCRI was Tri-Captain Samantha Elkas (Cumberland, RI) with three Kills and Ace and two Digs. Jasharilee Diaz had four kills and two Digs. Ivelisse Serrano Vargas had two Kills, an Ace and eight Digs. Rounding out the CCRI stat leaders was Danielle D'Andrea with nine Assists while Paola Almarante and Tri-Captain Emily Stengel had five Digs apiece.

The Lady Knights were supposed to Host the Northern Invite this weekend but due to a scheduling conflict with the Region XXI DIII Regional Tournament it was cancelled. CCRI will now focus in preparing for the District L Tournament to be held somewhere in Region XIX at a location still to be determined.

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The Community College of Rhode Island, New England's largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 15,000 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.